24/7 Support: +977 9851014557(Viber/Whatsapp)
+1 (617) 758-7137(Call us from US/Canada)

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most favorite trekking destinations in the Everest region for its wide ranges of scenic views all along the ways. Trekking in the Everest region is a lifetime dream of passionate travelers as the quest goes to the Everest base camp situated at an elevation of 5,380m above the sea level. The trials to the enthralling place are comprised of climbs and descend that traverse lush lowland, alpine forests, glaciers, rivers, Buddhist monasteries, temples, and authentic Sherpa Villages. The Everest Base Camp trekking is invented to fulfill the desire of trekkers looking for ultimate adventure experience in the Himalayas as the route is loaded with the panoramic views of majestic mountains adding glitters to the splendid beauty of the region.

The delightful journey to Everest Base Camp starts with a Trans-Himalayan flight to the mountain airstrip of Lukla also known as the entry point to Everest base camp trekking. The trek starts from Lukla to Phakding towards Namche bazaar-based at an elevation 3,436M, also known as the gateway of the Everest base camp trekking. The trek further enhances towards the Sagarmatha National Park which is a habitat for different varieties of floras and faunas before reaching the base camp at Kala Patthar which provides a splendid 360-degree panoramic view of the world’s tallest mountains. Is this itinerary too long? Check our Everest base camp trek fly out by helicopter itinerary for 10 days.

Click here to see & hear what our clients say about Breakfree Adventures in a real video !!

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Exploring ancient traditional Nepali bazaars in Kathmandu, Lukla, and Namche Bazaar
  • Terrific Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu  flights known for mind-blowing sceneries
  • Passing through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc.
  • Visiting Tengboche Monastery renowned as one of the famous monasteries in the region situated at a height of 3860m
  • Visiting Sir Edmund Hillary memorials.
  • Exploring Everest Base Camp which provides the eye-popping view of Mt. Everest
  • Being at the site Kala Patthar, a rocky hill at the height of 5550m which provides a splendid 360-degree panoramic view of the world’s tallest mountains that includes Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Thamserku (6623m), Mt. Nuptse (7816m) etc.
  • Experiencing Tibetan-style villages where inhabitants follow different traditional ways of livings

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Lukla (flight- 40 min) to Phakding (2652m) 3-4 hours

Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours

Day 05 : Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hours

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) 5-6 hours

Day 07 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) 5-6 hours

Day 08 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 5-6 hours

Day 09 : Lobuche to Gorak Shep & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m) 5-6 hours

Day 10 : Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar (5550m) to Pheriche 5-6 hours

Day 11 : Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m) 5-6 hours

Day 12 : Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m) 5-6 hours

Day 13 : Monju to Lukla (2800m) 5-6 hours

Day 14 : Lukla to Kathmandu (flight) 40 min

Day 15 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

What is Included

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • 3* Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary. (Apsara Boutique Hotel or Similar)
  • Guided Kathmandu city tours inclusive of private vehicle and guide.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip flight fare.
  • Domestic airport departure tax.
  • Accommodation during the trek at guest houses/lodges.
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner during the trek)
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers) during the trek including their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance.
  • Sagarmatha National park entrance Permit and fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees. (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole.
  • Breakfree Adventures T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge

What is Not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs for faster service)
  • International airfare and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, the internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Any kind of drinks (Tea/coffee, mineral water, bottled beverage etc)

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from your designated destinations, you will be received by a representative of the travel company at the arrival gate who will then transfer you to you allotted hotels.  If the time persists, you can either visit the city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

The Kathmandu sightseeing trip will begin in the morning. After breakfast, you will be taken towards Kathmandu Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. Later, you will visit another heritage site known as Pashupatinath Temple. This is a sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva named which is always crowded by Hindu pilgrims. After lunch, visit to Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists) will be carried forward. Likewise, Boudhanath Shrine will be covered by the evening.  After concluding the sightseeing, there will be seminar for you to attend to discuss about the upcoming trekking plans. O/N at Hotel

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Lukla (flight- 40 min) to Phakding (2652m) 3-4 hours

You will have to wake up early as the flight to Lukla leaves in the morning. The super scenic flight takes around 40 minutes to touch down in Lukla. You will have a whale of a time in the brisk flight as you can see the most amazing natural views from the airplane window.  After landing in Lukla, the trek to Phakding will start after lunch.  You will reach Phakding before sunset where you will get ample time to stroll around the village.  O/N at Lodge

Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours

From Phakding, the route gets a head start by crossing suspension bridges on the Dudh Koshi River towards Namche Bazaar.  On the way, you will pass by the Sagarmatha National Park where you could see varieties of floras and faunas. Soon, you will have to make a descent towards Jorsalle village crossing Bhote- Koshi River through a suspension bridge. You will reach Namche Bazaar, the main trading town also known as the gateway to Mt. Everest in the Khumbu Region before sunset.  O/N at Lodge

Day 05 : Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hours

Getting acclimatized is very important while embarking on the high altitude trek. For the purpose, the day is reserved for the acclimatization process where you will spend a full day to get used to the altitude and the environment of higher altitude places. After lunch, you will be taken for a short hike towards Everest view hotel. From the hotel premises you can see the panoramic view of the Everest region. O/N at Lodge

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) 5-6 hours

The day will start with a hike towards Tengboche traversing different forests. The route offers magnificent views of mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak. After reaching Tengboche, you will visit Tengboche Monastery which is renowned as one of the famous monasteries in the region.  The monastery is situated in a beautiful location from where you could witness amazing sceneries. O/N at Lodge

Day 07 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) 5-6 hours

The day’s trek will proceed towards Dingboche also known as Summer Valley. The route will start by descending through rhododendron forests to reach the village of Pangboche.  After few hours of hike, you will reach Dingboche, a small village in the Chukhung Valley. O/N at Lodge

Day 08 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 5-6 hours

Climbing through Duglha via Khumbu Khola Valley, on the day, you will proceed towards Lobuche.  Descending via Duglha village, you will reach Lobuche before sunset.  O/N at Lodge

Day 09 : Lobuche to Gorak Shep & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m) 5-6 hours

This is going to be one of the most exciting days in the trek as it leap your steps towards the Everest Base Camp.  You will have to make some steep ascent towards the base camp. However, during the climb you can enjoy the natural splendor of Khumbu Glacier and ice fall from the base camp site.  Also, you will have to pass over rocky dunes, moraine and streams to make you way towards the base camp. After a brief stay at the amazing high altitude site, also known as the point form of Everest expedition, you will have to hike backwards on the earlier route until you reach Gorak Shep. O/N at Lodge

Day 10 : Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar (5550m) to Pheriche 5-6 hours

On the day, you will hike towards Kala Pathar known for offering splendid 360-degree panoramic view of the world’s tallest mountains including Mt. Everest.  At the Kala Pathar site, you can enjoy mesmerizing views of snow laden giants over your head. After getting enthralled at the amazing place for some time, the trek descends to Pheriche via Gorak Shep. O/N at Lodge

Day 11 : Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m) 5-6 hours

Walking downhill and crossing Phungithanka viaTangboche, on the day, you will proceed towards Kyanjuma, the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley. The trails pass through suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Later, leaving few rhododendron forests behind, you will reach Kyanjuma for an overnight stay. O/N at Lodge

Day 12 : Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m) 5-6 hours

This is an exciting day as you trek past Khumjung, a village in Khumbu region inside Sagarmatha National Park crossing bridge over Imja River to reach Monju.  On the route, you will visit Hillary memorial school. Later, the trail ascends to the Syangboche airport and then descends towards the Namche Bazaar. You can explore the bazaar for some time, before heading way towards Monju for an overnight shelter. O/N at Lodge

Day 13 : Monju to Lukla (2800m) 5-6 hours

This is the final day of the trek as you prepare yourself to hike to Lukla following the lower altitude trail in the Everest region. Traversing various Sherpa settlements, and hiking past some dense forest area covered by beautiful rhododendron and pine trees, you will slowly proceed towards Lukla. On the way, you will also see few monasteries that resemble unique Buddhist culture and tradition. You will reach Lukla before sunset.  O/N at Lodge

Day 14 : Lukla to Kathmandu (flight) 40 min

You have completed your trekking as you wait to board a Kathmandu bound flight from Lukla. You excitement level will proliferate as the plane flies between hills before it reaches to a required elevation. The 40 minutes flight will also give you a bird’s eye view of glorious Kathmandu city by the time it prepares to land. After landing at the Tribhuvan airport, the company representative will transfer you to you designated hotels.  The remaining day in the capital city will be all yours. You can do whatever you like.  You can relax at the hotel or visit markets for the final day shopping. O/N at Hotel

Day 15 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

As per your flight timings, you will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal at the Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule from your hotel in Kathmandu. A day to bid farewell to the glorious country situated in the South Asia. While waiting for your flight, you can make plans to venture other destinations of the majestic country in near future.

We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

We will provide you with comprehensive information on the every trek and tour we arrange. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any questions, we are more than happy to assist you in anyway.

When to go:
Spring (February, March, April, May) and Autumn (October, November) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trekking. The weather is sunny and warm offering outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Everest Base Camp Trekking, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended and is in fact compulsory should you be going trekking, rafting, paragliding etc. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered in your policy, as some companies do not cover such things. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time.

Meals and Accommodation:
In Kathmandu, we normally use 3 stars hotel with breakfast but can upgrade upon request. During the Everest Base Camp Trekking, we provide the best available guest house which is called Tea house (lodge). Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). Some guesthouses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference on request and pay a supplement. Keep in mind that there are several places which do not allow single accommodations during peak season, but we will try our best to accommodate your preferences if possible. In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

We provide quality food in sufficient quantities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from guesthouses chosen from a menu. While Everest Base Camp Trekking, your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required:
Our 15 days Everest Base Camp Trekking is moderate to strenuous trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish the 15 days Everest Base Camp Trekking successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

The Trekking Group:
For the Everest Base Camp Trekking, there will be one Guide, assistant Guide (8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group is sick; the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Everest Base Camp Trekking for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of sixteen people, as weve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if youd like to make a group booking for more than sixteen people together, we can arrange this too.

Trekking Guides and Staff:
The most significant thing that makes your Everest Base Camp Trekking successful, enjoyable and memorable is the expert, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and Guide and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of our Trekking Guides are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, Guiding skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Breakfree Adventures employs staffs who have plenty of knowledgeable about culture, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trekking Guide of Breakfree Adventures are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Governments Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • English Language - KEEP (Kathmandu environment education project)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
  • Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our Trekking Guides obviously speak English sufficient enough to communicate but please consider this is not our mother language. The guides and porters know the routes and locality like the back of their hand, they practice the local culture themselves and they are extremely passionate about their country and its cultural aspects.

Climate and Weather:
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, 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.

Himalayan weather can be unpredictable where nights are generally cooler and days warmer. It’s a bit colder during the winter season (Jan to Feb) but  days can be quite warm and lovely if the sun is shining. You can expect a bit of snow in the months of January/February and December. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Safety and Security:
Security and safety are a high priority of our company however there are risks associated with adventure travel, that you should consider before booking .Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personnel one.

Responsible Travel
Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel Professionals who are well trained to give you the best of what Nepal has to offer. Our professional team follows a social philosophy that accepts responsibility for the local people and the environment in which we work. We respect the natural environment and the culture of our country, and we help travellers from around the world discover the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Nepal. We know that responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism on the environment and maximize employment and income-generating opportunities for local communities. The whole of Nepal, including those living in remote rural areas that have very few other opportunities for development, benefits from sustainable tourism.

Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving the environment. As responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local communities through which we travel. While trekking to different destinations, we choose environmentally- friendly lodges that respect the needs of their staff members. We take care of our staff as well as our valued clients. During our treks and other trips, we follow a zero garbage policy (“pack in, pack out”) and leave nothing behind in the campsites. We always welcome your feedback and comments regarding responsible travel, so please send an e-mail to let us know what you think.

Important Note

 If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 15 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Challenginng

Activities: Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking

Best Season: Feb - May and Oct - Nov

Max altitude: 5545m/18192ft

Daily walking: 5 - 7 hours each day

Transportation: Private vehicles & Flights

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort in Kathmandu, Lodge/Guest house during the trek

Trip Type: Lodge to Lodge Trek

Group Size: Minimum 2 People

WHY BOOK WITH US?

  • + 200 holiday packages
  • Best price guaranteed
  • 24/7 customer care
  • Hassle free booking
  • Hand-picked Tours & Activities
  • Customer Satisfaction

What Our Clients Say?

Awesome trek to Everest Base Camp

My friend and I had a great trek to Everest base Camp! We went there for 2 weeks in February, the beginning of the trekking season. Despite the cold at night, the weather was great and the trek went fine to the top. Ramesh, our guide, was very professional,…

Read More

Trip video

Quick Enquiry