Trip Route: Lukla - Namche - Labuche - Kalapattar Ri - Everest Base Camp - Tangboche - Namche Lukla
- Close view of the highest peak in the world- Mt.Everest and other significant mountains falling in the trail area.
- Magnificent view of Hymalian landscapes and nature.
- Himalayan lifestyle, culture, tradition learning opportunities throughout the trail.
- Himalayan vegetation and wildlife seeing adventure.
- Lesser traveled trails with unique and differently delightful trekking experience.
- Himalayan sunrise and sunsets from most Natural viewpoints in the earth.
- Yak and Chauri products as well as Himalayan cuisine exploring.
- Authentic trekking experience with overnights in Teahouses and homestays.
- Picturesque view surrounding you throughout the trail.
- Chance to meet the Everest climbers before their summit and hearing their story.
- Close view of the Sherpa people lifestyle and a peek into the lives of the Sherpas climbing the Everest as guides and porters every year.
- Monasteries, Chortens, Shrines and Gompas in the way to the Base camp.
The Everest base camp trek is a complete trek rated best among many others in the Everest region with the trail to the Everest (8848m) and villages of Sherpas living in those areas.
The dream of many travelers and adventure lovers alike, being in the base of the world’s tallest peak is an achievement to be proud of forever. Once you enter this sublime Shangri-La in the Himalayas, you will return with satisfaction and fulfillment at best. From the top of the world, circling the whole region, you will witness the art that nature has confined from all. The snow-capped hills and peaks above the small glacial lakes with Yaks, Chauri and Himalayan sheep herding all come together to make a perfect picture in your memories. The trail passes through multiple ethnic settlements and villages where you can learn more about the Himalayan lifestyle and tradition of people here. The Everest region treks are also popular for many other significant mountains in the world. Alongside Everest, You can have a close-up view of Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Nuptse (7861m), and many more. One of the most iconic viewpoints of the Himalayas Kala Patthar(5550m) also lies in the trail. With the views of the Khumbu glacier and different monastery visits throughout the way, the Everest Base Camp Trek encloses them all within itself.
Himalayan Pic Du Midi has a well devised and practiced itinerary for your assistance in these regions with proper guides to make the best of your trek. As one of the well-chosen paths to the base camp, you will be facilitated with well-serving hotels and accommodations. The Everest Base Camp trek is also an ideal trek for individual travelers looking to visit these regions. The camp trail provides best sceneries through September to November. However, one can take on this trek for the most part of the year excluding winter. From the commencement of the trek, till it terminates, you will get complete assistance and guidance from Himalayan Pic Du Midi Treks Pvt. Ltd.
So, buckle up to take on the Everest itself on your trekking vacation and return with the lavishing memories of the Himalayas that will last forever. The treat of the Everest base camp lies there waiting for you.
Day 01: Arrival at TIA, Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour & Preparation for the Trek
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m), Trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 08: Dingboche Acclimatization
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep(5140m), Sunset from Kalapatthar Ri (5550m)
Day 11: Everest Base Camp (5365m) from Gorak Shep and back to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 12: Lobuche - Dingboche and Pheriche (4270m)
Day 13: Pheriche to Tangboche (3860m)
Day 14: Tangboche to Manju (2835m)
Day 15: Manju to Lukla (2840m)
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 17: Cultural Tour of Bhaktapur City
Day 18: Departure
Day to Day Itinerary
After your arrival at Kathmandu today, you will meet with our representatives from Himalayan Pic Du Midi and get transferred to your hotel. After some rest and refreshments head, you will meet your trek guide, manager and staffs at our office. After some briefing about the tour and formal introduction, we will check and recheck all the items necessary for the trek. You will go shopping with your guide if needed or return to your hotel for the trek preparation. In the evening you can stroll through the streets and take a peek of the local lifestyle. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Today will be a trek preparation day for you as you will spend your spare time visiting the UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu. Start your day visiting the Bashantpur/(Kathmandu) durbar square near to your hotel. Visit the ancient monuments in the square. You can also try some snacks here. The second destination for today lies about 5 km west of Kathmandu, the Swyambhunath stupa. Visited by both Hindu and Buddhist devotees, Swyambunath is also called " The Monkey Temple". You can have an amazing view of whole Kathmandu Valley from here. In the late afternoon Head towards the major Hindu Shrine of Pashupatinath. Spend the evening in the Stupa of Boudhanath and experience the delights of Tibetan Buddhism from one of the rooftop restaurants here. Return and rest in your hotel. Overnight at Thamel, Kathmandu.
After a light morning breakfast, you will head towards TIA and take a domestic flight to Lukla. The Lukla airport is the nearest airport for anyone to take on the Everest summit or Base camp trek with provisions of some Helipads in between. The flight itself is one to remember as you will have the stunning view of the majestic Himalayas from your Plane. You will find yourself between the snow-capped mountains and will cover some of the significant ranges and highest mountains in the world. Once you reach Lukla, you will rest and take a quick snack before starting the hike towards Phakding. After an hour of slow and scenic descent, you will reach the village of Cheplung from where the views of sacred Mt.Khumbila (5761m) is presented to you. From there you will head further down in an easy trail leading Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.
After walking the beautiful Pine forest trail gradually descending, you will cross the Dudh Koshi river and pass a couple of village before reaching the entrance to the Everest National Park. Once we have the permits, we will head towards a quieter trail leading to Namche. From the path in the ridges with green hills surrounding it, you will cross small streams and passes before reaching the Jorsale village. From here you will walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers gradually ascending towards the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. You will know that you are near Namche when a clear view of Mt. Everest and Lhotse welcomes you. Once in Namche Bazaar you can rest and head for a stroll. As Namche is the only well-facilitated settlement in the path to the base camp, you can enjoy multiple luxuries here before a tough trek. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Today we will take a break at Namche Bazar as an acclimatization day in this trek. Lying in the altitude of 3,440m Namche Bazaar is a perfect strategic place to acclimatize before further pushing to higher destinations. One likes to spend more time here because of the lively atmosphere and friendly people. After breakfast, we will start our exploration of surrounding villages and monasteries from Namche. First, we hike to the Everest view hotel via Syangoche and enjoy the mesmerizing Himalayan view here. After a tea break here, we will head towards the Khumjung village. The Khumjung monastery here holds the relic (scalp) of Yeti.
Namche is also an important commercial center for the locals of the Himalayas. So, staying here is also an opportunity to learn more about the lifestyle and culture of people in the mountains. You can get supplements necessary for the trip here with the provision of different leisure adventure activities. You can climb up to small hills surrounding to view the majestic sunrise falling upon the Everest from here. You can also keep yourself busy by hiking to the nearby Sherpa village and watching their way of living.
In the evening you can spend some time with your fellow travelers in the restaurants and trying the local delicacies. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Today you will walk down to the Dudh Koshi River and involve in a steep climb to Tengboche. After an early breakfast and warm-ups, you will take the trail going down to the River of Dudh Koshi. The path is famous for being steep with scenic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Thamserku. After a successful descent, you will have a good uphill walk with red forests of rhododendron on both parts of the trail and finally reach Tengboche. Tengboche is also a religious hub for the Buddhist people in these areas. Home to one of the biggest Tibetan Monastery- the Tengboche Monastery; You will spend some time here. After a beautiful sunset over Everest and Ama Dablam mountains, you will rest at Tengboche. Overnight at Tengboche.
After an tea to kickstart your day, you will head towards Devuche walking in the trails between lush forest abundant of mountain flowers and vegetations. You can also view Himalayan birds in this stretch of your hike. Crossing the Imja river, you will head towards Pangboche. The trail going up from Pangboche gives us the best views of the landscape of this region and the Mountains topping it. You can also visit the Pangboche monastery in the way. After you hike further you will reach the Imja valley. You will cross the Lobuche River before finally beginning the upward trek to Dingboche. The barley fields both side of your trail and stone walls protecting it will mark your reaching of Dingboche. The fields here are covered with Himalyian crops and the pastures with yaks, sheep and chauri. Overnight at Dingboche.
Dingboche stands in an altitude of 4,360 meters, and it is normal to feel a little altitude sickness here. Further elevation in a short time might prove to be a wrong choice for most of the trekkers. So you will have a standard acclimatization day in Dingboche today. Dingboche, being a popular acclimatization stop for people going to the summit the Everest, Ama Dablam, and Imja se (Island Mountain) peaks is a place gifted with natural sceneries. With the views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Imja see, Chalotse, and Ama Dablam from near, you could ask for no more in your resting location. Similarly, you can also keep yourself busy with short hikes to the Nagarjun hill or Chukkhung valley for natural and scenic views. Overnight at Dingboche.
We start early today and start our gradual walk climbing to Dugla. Dugla is at the end of Khumbu Glaciers terminal Moraine. From here your trek will mostly include rocky and occasional snow filled paths. After reaching Dugla, you will further carry on a steep hike to Chupki Lhara which is an important place of the trek with memorials American mountaineer Scott Fisher alongside Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Sherpa guide) who have reached the summit of the peak staggering ten times. We continue our trek on the moraine and take another steep hike to a valley from where you can have a fantastic view of the magnificent nature surrounding you. The path from here leading to Lobuche is comparatively more comfortable as you reach near to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
Today you will take a walk to Gorak Shep after a light breakfast at Lobuche. After your visit to the vast Gorak Shep Lake, you will take a path leading to the Indian army mountaineers memorial. In the evening, head towards Kalapatthar Ri. Kalapatthar Ri is a familiar name for those who are planning for Everest base camp visit. A natural Viewpoint in a plain landform with a south-face view of Everest, Nuptse, Changtse and Lhotse, Kalapatthar Ri looks dazzling during the sunrise and sunset too. Kalapatthar gives you a panoramic view of Hymalian heaven right in front of you standing tall and beautiful. One of the most beautiful places to be in the whole planet you will make the most of it in a brief time in Kalapatthar. Only an hour hike from Gorak Shep you will reach Kala Patthar. After taking some pictures at the iconic Kalapatthar, you will return to Gorak shep. Overnight at Gorak Shep.
Today you will make your way to the primary destination the trek as Everest Base Camp. The path ahead to the Base camp can be misleading because of the similar landscape and diminishing trails. Follow your guide as you gain more altitude gradually before finally reaching the Everest base camp at 5364 meters of altitude. Once in the Base camp, you can see the Everest closer than ever as you can just reach its summit stretching your arms.
Similarly, one can also have a close-up view of some of the magnificent mountains in the surrounding like Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Khumbutse. With a 360 degree view of snowcapped peaks, you will have an opportunity to chat with some of the summit trekkers and some of the successful climbers in the base camp too. Carrying heart full of inspiration and stories of your journey till now you will return to Gorak Shep - Labuche. Overnight at Labuche.
The trek from Lobuche to Pheriche is mild and gradual descend with amazing natural sceneries surrounding you. You will pass through many Himalayan settlements among which you can take a short break in Dingboche. From here, continue walking in the scenic trail leading to Pheriche. Overnight at Periche.
We have a short and scenic trek ahead of us today. In our walking program, we can meet the locals and try the regional delicacies. The Sherpas and other locals of these areas have perfected their art of living in these areas. You can stop and spend some time in many of these places. In the late afternoon, you will reach Tengboche. You can visit the monasteries and view the sunset from here. Overnight at Tengboche.
You will have the longest walk of the trek today with a gradual descent followed by more steep one. Walking in the path, you will stumble upon some of the most amazing views of the landscape and scenery till now. With Himalayan vegetation and wildlife meeting in the way to a beautiful meadow or a stream with ice cold water straight from the mountains, you will get to learn nature better and in a more beautiful way. Alongside the Dudh Koshi gorge following the past in the pine forest, you will descend to Sansa. From here in Sansa, you can see an amazing view of the Ama Dablam Mountain which looks like a mother protecting her baby cupping her arms. You will take a winding trail descending smoothly towards Manju. Overnight at Manju.
As the last day of your Everest Base camp Trek, you will cover a significant distance from Manju to Lukla skipping Phakding in the way. The trail is mostly rocky and descending. You will lose about 15oo meters in altitude today, and with the views, you will come to see in the way helps to lessen the exhaustion. You will cross multiple small Himalayan Sherpa villages where you can stop and learn the local lifestyle. You can also meet the Sherpa climbers who can tell you their own story about the Everest. After crossing multiple suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, you will have an easier descending path in front of you. Resting and descending slowly you will reach Lukla where you will be spending the night. Overnight at Lukla.
After an early morning tea, you can view the majestic Himalayan sunrise one last time before you pack your bags and get ready. Head towards the Lukla airport for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu and with you is the views of the Himalayas from your plane window. After you reach your hotel rest and go on for souvenir hunting in the streets of Thamel. You can find beautiful pictures, garments, ornaments, and handicrafts to take back as a memorandum to your home. Similarly, one can also find organic products like Honey, Tea and different medicinal herbs in the authentic shops here. After shopping, you can try some local cuisine in some of the places here too. You can also enjoy the partying Nightlife in the city by entering some pub and bars here.
After your breakfast today, we will drive to the city of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is only about 45 minutes’ drive from your hotel. The first site of today will be the Historical Bhaktapur Durbar (palace) Square. The Palace was the ruling palace of Malla Kings before Kathmandu city. The golden gate temple, Palace of Fifty-five windows, and the Nyatapola temple square are some of the major attractions in and around the Palace. You can visit the painting schools here, view the Thangkas, and art forms around this fantastic city. You can taste the local Newari cuisine and the famous king curd (Juju Dhau) in Bhaktapur. Return to your hotel and stroll around Thamel in your evening today. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Your last day in Nepal will be full of joy and happiness as you look back to the achievements of your Everest base camp trek in Nepal. Parting breakfast with our crew and staffs, suggestions, feedbacks and experience collection. In some of your spare time seek for some organic goods and products that you can take back home. We will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) a couple of hours before your flight. We will follow up with your suggestions and push forward for even better services in the coming days.
- Four-nights hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basis
- Teahouse Accommodation while on the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepali Kitchen
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) while on the trek
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Domestic Flight Ticket with Airport Tax
- Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu/Entrance Fee
- All necessary paperwork and Everest National Park Permits/TIMS
- Professional & government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
- Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters woolen hat, gloves, shocks, shoes & sunglasses etc…
- Entrance fee of Monastery & Museums while on the Trek
- Trekking Map
- Medicine Box for Staff/Porters
- All government and Local Taxes
- International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
- Travel & Health Insurance
- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
- Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
- Hot Shower/Battery Charges/International call/WIFI & Internet on Trek
- Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
- Tips for guides and porters
* Your big Luggage should be 12 kg each without your Carry bag (small bag). You have to carry 4/5 kg with a small bag during you walking on the Trekking. Your small bag should be over 30 to 40L
* The flights in the Himalayas might sometimes get delayed or canceled due to bad weather conditions. We will book the flights succeeding it immediately so keep your patience and utilize your time visiting nearby attractions.
* You are free to choose a substitute of treks in other regions if the flight cancellation hampers your Everest trek significantly.
* You have to bring personal medicine box for the mountain. You have to good physical condition is necessary to travel in Nepal. It is recommended to go to a doctor for a checkup before coming to Nepal.