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Everest Base Camp Trek

5.0 - Based on 10 travel reviews
14 Days
  • Flight, Car
  • +/-5416m
  • Mar-May | Sep-Dec
  • 1 - 12
  • Trekking
  • Hotel, Teahouse/Homestay
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Departures
  • Cost Details
  • FAQs
  • Map
  • Reviews
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Departures
  • Cost Details
  • FAQs
  • Map
  • Reviews

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the world’s best treks and is one of our most popular, set amongst breathtaking high mountain sceneries. Magnificent landscapes, imposing and prestigious peaks, tapering ridges, and colorful Sherpa villages contribute to turning this trek into an unforgettable experience. The route takes you through the high Khumbu Mountains before finally arriving at the foot of Everest. The starting point for all summit attempts, Everest Base Camp is situated on the Khumbu Glacier. We ascend the Kala Pathar (5,554m) for one of the highlights of this trek and from here one gains a lifelong memory of an incredible panorama of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse, and the majestic Everest, or Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the World) in Sherpa language. In Nepali it is Sagarmatha (Brow of the Ocean)). She is undeniably the greatest of all mountains, standing at 8,848M; The impressive Thyangboche Monastery (3,860m) is an important Buddhist monastery, that has the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region. Built in 1923, it has been damaged by both earthquake and fire. It has subsequently been rebuilt with help from the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation and many other international supporters.   Highlights:
  • Following the famous luring trail to Everest Base Camp through magnificent landscape
  • Climbing to the summit of Kala Pathar for an unforgettable view of some of the world’s highest mountains
  • Immersing in Buddhist prayers at Thyangboche Monastery
  • Soak up Sherpa culture and hospitality
  • Trading at Namche Bazaar
  • Spectacular aerial views of the Himalayan Mountains

Itinerary

At Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, you will be met by a Trek Nepal representative and drop you at your hotel. There will be a full tour briefing in the evening.

3 Stars Hotel

An early morning mountain flight to Lukla (2,840m) with spectacular views of Gauri Shankar (7,135m), Melungtse (7,181m), and Numbur (6,959m), takes us to our gateway to Everest Base Camp and the land of Sherpas. Our trek heads northwards through the village of Lukla, descending to Ghat along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi, followed by a gentle climb and level meandering walk to Phakding. Awaiting us are great views of Kusum Kanguru (6,367m) and Sherpa hospitality.

3 hours
Tea House/Lodge

Continuing along the bank of Dudh Kosi, the trail climbs through forests of rhododendrons and giant pines to Jorsale. Shortly after completing check post formalities, we cross the Dudh Kosi via a suspension bridge to start a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. During this ascend, weather conditions permitting, we encounter our first sight of Everest and Lhotse on foot. Namche Bazaar, ‘Sherpa Capital’, is situated in a crescent amphitheater that towers above two great valleys – Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi, and offers a stunning view of the mountains across the valley.

6 hours
Tea House/Lodge

Today is an acclimatization day to allow us to adjust to the high altitude. Explore the local market, observe the local culture, walk up to the Everest viewpoint, or simply relax.
Time is available to make an excursion to either the village of Thamo or Syangboche. At Thamo there is the Thamo Nunnery; in the northeast looms the majestic Khumbi Yul Lha – a black rocky mountain, that is sacred to the Buddhists, to the west waterfalls crash down the cliff face to the Bhote Kosi. The trail here is on the traditional trade route to Tibet, so you may come across caravans of yaks led by Tibetan merchants. Syangboche is where the world's highest airstrip is located and to the west stands Mount Kawande. The trail here is a steep ascent along small pine trees and juniper shrubs, en route looms Khumbi Yul Lha.

4 hours
Tea House/Lodge
Day 5 :
Phortse

From the village, the trail to Sanasa is a series of ascents and descents with stunning views of Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse coming into view. To reach Dudh Kosi we climb the less populated trail to Mongdada followed by a steep descent through a rhododendron forest towards a small bridge. After crossing the river the trail continues through the forest ascending to Phortse. In the forest, on either side of the river, we may encounter both musk deer and wild colorful peacocks. Phortse is one of the small villages framing the stunning Khumbu Valley. From here we get our first view of Cho Oyu, one of the great eight-thousanders, whilst behind the village the peaks of Taboche (6,367m) and Cholatse (6,335m) are present. The village itself is watched over by the magnificent Ama Dablam.

6 hours
Tea House/Lodge
Day 6 :
Dingboche

The day commences with a steep descent through meadows and a pine forest towards a small bridge over the Imja Khola (river), and then a steady climb to Dingboche with spectacular views of Ama Dablam. En route we pass through Pangboche the home of the most ancient monastery in the region and the Gompa which houses the famous Yeti scalp.

5 hours
Tea House/Lodge

On our second acclimatization day, you can explore the village and surrounding area or simply relax and watch the world go by. There is a guided excursion to explore the Imaj Khola valley with a walk to Nagarjun Ri. Within half an hour of leaving the village along a black rocky trail, there are magnificent views of Makalu and Borangche. Whilst looking down towards Namche Bazaar there are spectacular views of Khumbu Valley. At the end of the trail, it opens up into a boulder field where there are magnificent close-up views of Ama Dabam and Island Peak. Retracing our steps we return to the village.

3.5 hours
Tea House/Lodge
Day 8 :
Labuche

Heading up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse (6,335m) and Taboche (6,367m), but well above the tree line, we reach Dughla. As we approach the foot of the Khumbu Glacier the climb becomes steeper. We take the zigzag path up through the boulders of the moraine to reach Labuche. En route, we have superb views of Nuptse, Kala Pathar, and Pomo Ri.

5 hours
Tea House/Lodge

An early start to a challenging day to accomplish our dream is Everest Base Camp (5,364m). The route commences with a gentle ascent as we continue along the side of the Khumbu Glacier, which becomes steep, rocky, and awkward for a short time. Rewarded with breathtaking views, the sugar loaf dome of Pomo Ri (7,165m) lies directly ahead, on the right Nuptse (7,861m) raises in a sheer spire and behind it an elusive sight of Everest (8,848m). A descent brings us to Gorakshep (5,140m) where we lunch and rest before taking the trail to Everest Base Camp. At Base Camp Everest is not visible but we live the dream. After exploring Base Camp and soaking up all it has to offer we return to Gorakshep for a well-deserved rest.

 

8 hours

In terms of incredible, breathtaking scenery today is the highlight. It is another early morning start to see dawn break and capture this magnificent daily event as Everest and surrounding peaks reveal themselves. An intricate ascending route threads its way through crevasses and over moraine ridges. At Kala Pathar’s summit (5,554m) there is an unforgettable panorama: Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse, and the impressive black pyramid of Everest. When it is time to leave with our indelible memory of all that is before us we retrace our steps to Gorakshep and trek down to Pheriche.

7 hours
Tea House/Lodge
Day 11 :
Khumjung

The trail is mainly downhill as we travel back to Pangboche, followed by a gradual ascent to Tyangboche through a forest. There is time to visit Tyangboche’s legendary monastery, which is the largest in Khumbu, and the museum. From Tyangboche we are able to view Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku from another aspect. Continuing uphill towards the large Khumjung valley, which foots the Khumbu Yul Lha – a sacred mountain for the Sherpas, we come to rest at Khumjung. En route, there are excellent views of Taboche, Thamserku, and Kangtega.

5 hours
Tea House/Lodge
Day 12 :
Phakding

The trail continues to descend, taking us through Namche Bazaar and passing under the imposing Kongde ridge (6,186m). We continue along the banks of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.

5.5 hours
Tea House/Lodge
Day 13 :
Lukla

We retrace our steps to Lukla along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi. Time to relax, reflect on the truly amazing days since arriving in Lukla, and enjoy Sherpa's hospitality.

3 hours
Tea House/Lodge
Day 14 :
Kathmandu

Flight back to Kathmandu, departure time is subject to weather conditions. Your time is free to further explore Kathmandu and its shops, or simply chill out.

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Departures

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Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • All transfers to and from the airport accompanied by an English speaking representative
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing as detailed in the itinerary. Twin rooms are provided for non-couples as well as couples
  • Activities as shown in the itinerary, note this may vary from day to day
  • Sterilized drinking water during trek
  • All necessary transportation, whether private or public
  • All trekking related permits and fees
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Assistant guides and porters to support the group size
  • Trek Nepal T-shirt
  • 13% VAT

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare, airport taxes, visa fees, passport costs, insurance premiums of any kind and excess baggage charges
  • Accommodation and Meals In Kathmandu
  • Any Meals
  • Personal Travel Insurance (cover your adventure activity as well as medical, emergency evacuation and personal belongings). It is imperative to be insured with suitable cover
  • Personal clothing and footwear such as down jackets, waterproofs, hat, gloves, hiking boots
  • Personal equipment, for example rucksack, day backpack, torch, water bottle, sleeping bag and mat
  • Personal medical supplies and vaccinations
  • Optional single accommodation supplement
  • Personal expenses such as phone bills, room service charges, porterage, bar bills (meals exclude bottle and alcohol drinks), tips to guides, porters and drivers, laundry
  • Expenses incurred during emergency evacuation due to any reason
  • Optional tours, excursions and activities
  • Any item not detailed in the “What Is Included”

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Reviews

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  1. Trekking the Everest region with Bigraj
    By Jacqualene Marie Leuii
    from New Zealand
    November 20, 2024
    I have visited Nepal and trekked with Trek Nepal Int’l many times, but this was my first experience with Bigraj as my guide. We trekked through the Everest region as a small group of 5, with the others continuing on from Dingboche while I turned back due to time constraints in my schedule. Bigraj is a professional through and through. He has an incredibly positive and happy disposition, and nothing was ever a problem. His pacing for the group was perfect as he allowed for those in the group who needed to move faster or slower to work at their own pace, whilst still maintaining safety and the sense of being part of a team. At the end of the days trekking he was a great host and created a relaxing atmosphere where you felt well provided for. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him as a guide, nor Trek Nepal as the best trekking company in Kathmandu.
  2. Highly recommended!
    By Serene Bhatia
    from United Kingdom
    March 29, 2016
    I did the Everest Base Camp trek with Trek Nepal and they are the best company I have ever trekked with! The company itself was recommended to me by a friend who trekked with them last year and I also found them to be brilliant. From the beginning Sabina in their office was very helpful and prompt when I was making initial enquires about doing the EBC. For the trek itself I couldn’t have been more pleased with my guide Bigraj and my porter Best. Bigraj was an excellant guide- very professional, kind, and great at pacing the trek to my level. Best was also really helpful and was always happy and smiling. They both helped contribute to the amazing memories I have of doing this incredible trek of a lifetime.
  3. Island Peak, 3 Passed & Everest Base Camp
    By Peter Hughes
    from United Kingdom
    March 22, 2016
    Can’t recommend this trekking company and my guide (Pramod) enough. They were super friendly, open, generous with their time and helped make sure I had all the gear I needed. Pramod was knowledgeable, spoke great English, looked after me when I picked up a stomach virus, tailored the trip as we went along as per suggestions and my requests (there’s always a few different route options!) and became a very good friend by the end of the trek. I’ll never understand why people are put off by the 2015 earthquake – sure there’s still some damage but made no difference to my time in Kathmandu or in the Himalayas. Support Nepal and check it out! Look forward to returning again in the not too distant future!
  4. My Everest Base Camp Trek with ‘Trek Nepal Int’l
    By Craig Barry Donaldson
    from Australia
    March 28, 2015
    After years of wanting to do this hike I wanted a company that is highly organised and patient enough to get me to the finish line. I chose correctly. The office answered all my questions promptly and with good manner which gave me peace of mind all the way through. My guide ‘kesher’ was a patient person with years of knowledge on this trek. He gave me the right advice when I was sick and had me drinking hot water to combat altitude sickness and put me in good health for trekking. Our porter ‘tika’ was fast, trustworthy and efficient. I got to base camp and fulfilled a dream of mine that had been itching for years. Without trek Nepal it would have been difficult to achieve! Use Trek Nepal int’l to get the most organised trek and let them get the best out of you while you chase your dreams
  5. Excellent trip!
    By Ameet Singh
    from India
    July 26, 2014
    I did the Everest Base Camp Trek in May 2013. I wanted to go with a group of people and after a lot of research settled with Trek Nepal. It was a good decision. I was very impressed with our guide who showed excellent professionalism and did his best to make our trip as enjoyable as possible. I would recommend the company to others.
  6. Perfect, good price
    By James
    from United States
    July 7, 2014
    After alot of research I found their pricing to be middle of the road. So I felt that the guides and porters would be treated well and I felt I was getting an honest price. I did the EBC trek and if I’m back in kathmandu I would use again. What an experience
  7. Once in a lifetime!
    By Samuel James Blake
    from United Kingdom
    November 30, -0001
    My wife and I used Trek Nepal International to trek to Everest Base Camp. Our trip was well organised and we were looked after before and after the trek by the company who took it upon themselves to ensure our entire stay in Nepal was enjoyable. On the trip we were with Pramod (I recommend you ask for him – he is fantastic and excellent fun!). We trekked for 14 days, initially planning to visit Gokyo Lakes as well as base camp. Be aware that on your trip, if the weather is bad you won’t be able to reach some places. We were pleased to know that our guide took our safety seriously and was patient and aware of weather throughout the trip. When my wife got some altitude sickness he ensured she was given the chance to recover and still make it to Base Camp. We saw many people who got ill and turned around before reaching the camp. It was great to know our guide ensured we were suitably acclimatised before each ascent and that we were eating and drinking properly throughout the trip. You will absolutely love this trip and see some of the most stunning views the world has to offer. Using this company will be money well spent.
  8. Everest Base Camp
    By Filipe Goncalo
    from Portugal
    November 30, -0001
    Trek Nepal gives a 5* service and organizes everything. We went for the Everest Base Camp trek and did it in less time then suppose thanks to our awsome guide the Strong Ganesh! He knows those montains like the back of his hand. He is the man to take!! Always willing to go a bit further!
  9. Superb Everest Base Camp trek
    By Skinner
    from United Kingdom
    November 30, -0001
    A very good friend of mine in England recommended I approach Trek Nepal internation for advise and booking onto my trek to Everest Base Camp. Being a Nepali based company I wanted my money to go to local peope to support their local economy and i’m so glad I did. Trek Nepal answered all my queries in English very quickly guiding me through the process. Upon arrival in Katmandu they were very accommodating, helpful and made me feel safe. Throughout the two week trek, Big Raj, our guide was informative, interesting, supportive and friendly. We all became close and got on well meeting new people each day that makes the experience that much more special. Thank you for everything Trek Nepal and I continue to recommend you to all my friends here in the UK. Top, top notch.
  10. Excellent service, wonderful guides and staff
    By Magnus Gerhard
    from Sweden
    November 30, -0001
    Trek Nepal helped us getting a fantastic trek in the Everest region. The head guide, Laxman, was really experienced and service minded in every detail. He and the assistant guide, Santos, was there to help us all the time, answering all our questions and attending to every need we had. Even though we had a defined route planned, they could reschedule bookings for us as we encountered diffiulties with the height. Even the flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu was rescheduled after our requests, without any questions or hesitation. As it was important to us to know that working conditions for the guides and porters was fair, we felt confidence that Trek Nepal treated the staff good. It is of course hard to know for sure, but both the guides and porters were very talkative and we understood that they felt satisfied. I would definitively go for another trek with Trek Nepal, hopefully in a couple of years. But then we will probably go for Anapurna, which is said to be less hard than the Everest region… (If you go for Everest region, be prepared for ALOT of hill walking and have a couple of extra days for acclimatizaton. It is easy to get headache.. 😉

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