Everest Base Camp - 16 Days

Mount Everest is an well known name to everyone in this world.  The highest mountain in the world scaling 8,848 m..  This base camp trek will provide you an opportunity to see yourself what others have been able to do.

An early morning to the airport in Kathmandu for a short flight to the remote mountain town of Lukla and begin this strenuous but interesting trek, following the Dudh Koshi River to an ancient Sherpa trade route of this area’s famous Namche Bazaar.  Beyond it, you will find traditional villages, rhododendron forests, terraced fields and summer pastures for yak grazing – before moving into the stark landscape of glaciers and ice.

Our route will enable you to visit monasteries in the heart of Sherpa country, where you can observe the monks in their daily prayers. You’ll also hike out to the Khumbu glacier to visit the iconic Everest Base Camp, where climbers following the steps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay prepared for their summit attempts. You can stand at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall, where climbers begin their own odyssey.

You will be accompanied by an English speaking local trekking guide from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.  1 porter will be provided to carry 2 trekkers’ luggage not exceeding 25 kg in total.  Accommodation will be in moderately comfortable lodges run by local Nepali families which will be on twin sharing basis and the toilet facility will be outside of the lodge room.  You will get to choose the food from the menu in the lodge that you stay. Food during the trek is local and continental.  Although you would be on holiday, due to the nature of adventure (trekking), you’ll need to wake up 6 a.m. as you have to cover distance by walking.  You will usually arrive for night halt by 3 – 4 p.m.


Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu..

Our company representative will meet and greet you outside of the arrival terminal of airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.

Day 2
Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.  This day is also for the preparation of trek and information session.

On this day you will be accompanied by a city tour guide with vehicle for the sightseeing of the Kathmandu city. After breakfast at 9:00 A.M. we will pick you up from your hotel and your journey to Pashupati Nath, Boudhnath and Bhaktapur starts. After the sightseeing we will have short briefing session at your hotel to let you know about the trek.

Day 3
Transfer to domestic airport for flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610 m) 4 hours

All your bags are packed, morning starts with drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla and then we start our first day of the trek upto Phakding, after we land at the airport in Lukla. Your 1st night of trek will be at Phakding.

Day 4
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445 m), 6 hours

This day can be bit tiring as you start your walk, you can feel that you are gradually walking uphill and your guide will tell you Namche is just behind that hill. Do not get distracted just keep walking to have your first glimpse of the Everest before arriving at Namche.

Day 5
Free day in Namche for acclimatization and a small excursion to the view Everest View point.

Prepare yourself after breakfast to have short excursion to Everest view point. As it states the name on clear day you can actually see mount Everest. The rest of the day is for you to get acclimatize, let your body and mental health adjust with the height.

Day 6
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 m), 5 hours

Where Namche gives you the feel of developed town, Tengboche will set your body and soul to the religious atmosphere. If there are Lama’s on the monastery you can take a tour with your guide.

Day 7
Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m), 4 hours

Our trek from Tengboche will be of short duration comparing to other days, this is to let your body adjust with an altitude and air of the the region. But you will be surprised that you are gaining height with in short period of time but as we say relax and let your mental and body health do the thing.

Day 8
Rest in Dingboche for acclimatization, excursion to Nangkar Tshang (5,000 m.) 4½ hrs.

You are at the elevation of 4400 meters above the sea level and you are all fit and fine with the altitude. Our trekking guide will surely keep an eye on your fitness status and plan a acclimatization trip, to let you adjust more with the altitude. If everything goes well with your health then Chhukung valley is a good place to go for an excursion.

After breakfast, you will have a hiking trip to Chhukung valley and return Dingboche by evening. You can have your best to get as high as possible up to Chhukungri (5546 meters) and don’t miss the great chance to capture the dazzling view of the Mt. Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world.

Day 9
Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m), 5 hours

No doubt after these good days, you are even much more excited and stronger for the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar and best luck with that. On the way to Lobuche you will be astonished by the breathtaking view of the Himalayas and you will reach Lobuche in 4 – 5 hours of your trek.

Day 10
Trek to Gorak Shep (5,160 m) and Everest Base Camp, 7 hours

Today you are leaving early morning (5 am) for Everest Base camp to reach in time. It will take approximately take 3-4 hours to reach Ghorakshep (5160 meters); the last settlement before Everest Base Camp. You will stop by Ghorakshep for breakfast and then continue your trek to Everest Base camp (3 hours) and return to Ghorakshep (2 hours). The most astonishing view from the Everest Base Camp; Khumbu icy falls will be mind-blowing for you. Enjoy the view and get the memory for life time.

Day 11
Trek to Kala Pathar (5,545 m) and back to Pheriche (4,280 m), 7 hours++

Last but not the least.Get ready for another exciting day!
Kalapathar, the best vantage point to observe the Mount Everest in closer range will surely amuse you even more but not less than that of the icy view of Khumbu. And you are recommended to start your hike at 5 am (2 hours) or earlier to get to the top of Kalapathar and make your time the unforgettable moment of your life.Then you will return back to Ghorakshep. After having breakfast, you will trek down to Pheriche (4280 meters).

Day 12
Trek to Namche Bazaar 6 hrs.

Tracing back the same trek routes, you will trek back to Namche Bazar via Pangboche and Tengboche, in about 7 hours.
Your night stay inclusive of breakfast lunch and Dinner is facilitated in good guest house.

Day 13
Trek back to Lukla, 8 hours

Returning through the same trek route of Lukla – Namche Bazar, you will trek down to Lukla via Jorsale, Manjo and Phakding villages that is 7 hours trip.
Provision of your night stay inclusive of breakfast lunch and Dinner is facilitated in good guest house.

Day 14
Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to your Hotel in Kathmandu.

After you had early morning breakfast, your flight to Kathmandu is ready to take off. Depending upon the weather condition, the flight may be early morning or late morning or even afternoon. You can have short evening walk to nearest temples and famous enlisted heritages of Kathmandu as far as possible.

Day 15
Free day in Kathmandu, if the flight on day 14th flies without any weather issues then this day can be for sightseeing activities in Kathmandu.

This day is reserved for any kind of issues with the flight. If you arrive on day 14th then on this day you can book a sightseeing, which is extra payable not included in the price on the package.

Day 16
Transfer to Airport for flight to your next destination.

Based on your flight time we will arrange a hotel pickup for you to be at the airport. Airport time is 3 hrs. before the flight.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Transfer on Each flight (International & Domestic) listed on above itinerary.
  • 04 nights hotel stay in Kathmandu on BB in twin Sharing basis.
  • A Full day sightseeing of Pashupati Nath, Boudhnath & Bhaktapur with German Speaking Guide and a Pvt. Vehicle (Full day sightseeing will be 6 hrs.).
  • Entrance Fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu on above mentioned venues.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • 11 days Everest Base Camp trekking with 3 meals and lodge accommodation.
  • Everest National Park entry Fee, TIMS fee & provincial tax.
  • An English speaking Guide for the trek with his daily wages, food and lodge allowance.
  • 01 porter for 11 days trek of Everest Base Camp (1 porter for 2 person, maximum 25 kg. of load will be carried by a porter in between 2 person).

Cost Excludes:

  • 1. Soft & hard drinks, beer, mineral water, boiled water, hot shower and bakery food item during the trek (extra cost).
  • 2. Personal trekking gears and sleeping bag with liner during the trek.
  • 3. Extra expenses incurred on the trek due to natural calamity, strike, riot or trekker’s physical condition.
  • 4. Expenses incurred in Lukla due to flight cancellation or expenses on buffer day.
  • 5. Comprehensive travel insurance & rescue cost by helicopter in case of sickness or accident during the trek.
  • 6. Personal medical supplies (if you have any prescribed maintenance medicines of short or long term).
  • 7. Expenses of personal nature (laundry, shopping, tel. calls etc.) then at the end tips to guide and porter(s).
Q. What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?

A. Everest Base Camp trek is suitable for average people that are in good health conditions and moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical condition must seek medical advice before considering this trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Q. What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

A. We use standard rooms from three star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes teahouses / lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress. We can also offer you sleeping bags, if needed (which costs extra and needs to be return after the trip) but it is good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. We usually provide single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. Rooms at the lodges on trek have separate toilet facility. Shower is not included on the trek (extra payable).

Q. What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

A. Most tea houses (lodges) cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhaat (rice and lentil – Nepali meal), bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.

Q. What is the best season for this trekking?

Q. What is the best season for this trekking?
A. The best time for this trekking is October to mid December and mid February to mid June.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

A. Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. There will be snow during the month of December and February. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -10 deg C or lower.

Q. Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

A. These facilities will be available in most of the places in your lodge/hotel reception, therefore you might have to pay some service charges. Remember to bring your adapters!. We suggest you to have a small solar panel to charge the power bank in order to have regular electric energy for your device.

Q. Is the water OK to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?

A. In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

Q. Are the International Adventures Treks & Expeditions’ staff insured?

A. Our company insures all our trekking staff, including guide, cook, assistant guide and porters.

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Everest Base Camp

Trip Facts

  • 1 & Above
  • 5,540 m. (max sleeping alt. 5,140 m.)
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Kathmandu (Air)
  • Kathmandu
  • BB (in Kathmandu ) 3 Meals (B,L,D) during trek
  • 3* in Kathmandu (Basic lodges during trek)