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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

$1275 USD

15 days , Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Style of Trek Tea House
  • Accommodation Hotels & Resort
  • Transportation Car, Jeep & Flight
  • Maximum Altitude 5,550M
  • Grade

Many people dream of the chance to view the highest place on earth to wonder at the sheer splendour of the grand arena that faces them with monster peaks all around.The Everest Base Camp Trek is the ultimate trekking experience full of everything Nepal has to offer and one that will remain with you forever.It is pretty demanding but if you are reasonably fit very possible.This is unmatched Himalayan adventure at its best as it follows the trail once walked by iconic mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. People also dream of conquering Everest (8,848m), but not all of us can succeed. Luckily, we can take you very close to the dream to Everest Base Camp, (5,364m.) to the foot of the world’s highest mountain.The region is inhabited by the mighty Sherpa ethnic group you will witness the Sherpa communites rich cultural heritage and lifestyle as you are truly walking alonside them The Sherpas are famous throught Nepal, they are a gritty,tough true mountain people hardened and weathered over centuries of living in the region.The thrill of the tour starts on day one with a flight through the huge mountainous walls of the Himalayas to the small landing strip high up at Lukla,before commencing our trek to the majestic Mount Everest. The trail runs through the Sagarmatha National Park with some of the most diverse flora and fauna. From mountain pines to blooming Rhododendrons and at higher altitudes Yaks are a plenty and the vulnerable and rare red pandas can sometimes be seen.




NST will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and will take you to the Hotel. In the first two days in Nepal, we first get you familiar with the Kathmandu valley by taking  you for sightseeing. We first take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the beautiful complex of palaces, temples, shrines and courtyards built by the ancient Nepali kings between the 12th and 18th century. We also take you to Thamel – the vibrant tourist area with hotels, restaurants and outdoor shops. Briefing hotel where we will be discussing the technicalities of the trek. In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner with cultural Dance. Overnight stay at Hotel

In the early morning, we drive to Tribhuvan Airport to connect our fly to Lukla – flight time app. 40 minutes from Kathmandu. After breakfast in Lukla (2,850 m), we start trekking through beautiful settlements to join soon the main trail in Churi Kharka. We follow the east bank of the Dudh Koshi- the River of Milk- where you witness the typical Nepal terrace culture, slate roofed houses and views on Kusum Kangaru (5 579 m). We reach Phakding(2,640 m) after 3 – 4 h gentle walking. Overnight stay at lodge Phakding.

Today we make a challenging hike to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), situated at 6-7 hours walking from Phakding. We climb up along the west bank of the Dudh Kosi to the tiny village of Toktok. We get our first glimpse of Thamserku peak (6 608 m) and reach Benkar (2 710 m). The cliffs above the village are decorated with huge paintings of Buddhist deities. We cross the colorful suspension bridge and enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo (2 840 m). After Jorsale we follow the riverbank over gravel, climb through a pine forest and cross the Dudh Kosi by a big suspension bridge. Then we face a continuous zigzag ascend of 2 hours through dense pine forests. In the early evening, we reach the vibrant center of Namche Bazar, one of the most attractive settlements of Solu-Khumbu district. Overnight stay at lodge Namche Bazaar.

Rest day in Namche. Optional walk to the Sherwi Khangba Sherpa Culture Museum or dayhike to the Hotel Everest View in Khumjung village (3 700 m) and Khundi Hospital in Khundi Village, the first hospital build in Khumbu Region by Sir Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust in 1966.Overnight stay at lodge Namche Bazaar.

Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m), 5-6 hour long hike from Namche Bazaar. The first part of trail is a winding smooth path which offers fantastic views on Mount Everest (8 848 m), Thamserku (6 618 m), Ama Dablam (6 814 m). After the trail goes down to the riverbank and then we make a strenuous 2 hour ascend to Tengboche. We walk through rhododendron forests where musk deer and Himalayan ‘tahr’ or mountain goat live. Atthe rest place you can enjoy the views towards Kantega mountain (6 783 m). Tengboche, is famed for the Buddhist Tengboche Monastery (where you can attend the daily puja), Cafe Tengboche and the view point.Overnight stay at lodge Tengboche

Trek to Dingboche (4 410 m), 6-7 hours walking from Tengboche. We descend through conifer and rhododendron forest to the beautiful settlement Deboche where you have a close view at Ama Dablam. We cross the suspension bridge and look over the surging white waters of ImjaRiver. Soon after a snow white stupa with gorgeous all seeing eyes is mirroring the Ama Dablam, this is a marvelous place for a picture! Then the trail ascents gently to the village of Pangboche (3 860 m), where we climb above the treeline. After, the trail passes numerous farmer pastures with big yak populations before we reach Dingboche valley. Overnight stay at lodge Dingboche.

Optional acclimatization trek (5-6 hours) to the remote village of Chhukung (4 730 m) and Chhukung Ri (top) located at 5 550 m. We have magnificent sights at Island Peak (6 189 m), Amphulapche (5 663 m), Baruntse Base Camp (5,400m) and the white ice lake of Imja Tsho.
Overnight stay at lodge Dingboche.

After ascending 150 m up to the main road, we reach a viewpoint where we have outstanding sights at Tawachee (6 495 m) and Cholatse peak (6 440m).After our lunch camp in Dugla (4 620m) the trail goes directly up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu glaciers for about one hour. The trail leads to a row of memorial monuments of lost climbers and sherpas. The trail then drops a little and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. After four to five hours hiking we reach the small settlement of Lobuche which is situated at 4 930 m.Overnight stay at lodge Lobuche.

The ascend  to Gorak Shep (5 160 m) becomes steeper and rougher as we cross several moraines. Soon we see the peak of Pumori (7 145m). We also have our first views at Nuptse (7 864 m), Kala Pattar (5 545 m) and Mount Everest. At the right side you look over the Khumbu Glacier, an enormous tongue of ice which marches down the slopes of Everest. We reach Gorak Shep by lunchtime and trek to Base Camp in the afternoon. In total we hike six-seven hours today. We sleep in a lodge at Gorakskhep, a semi-permanent village at the bottom of the Khumbu Icefall. We enjoy our wonderful in the shadow of the highest peak of the world! Overnight stay at lodge in Gorakshep.

Early morning we climb to Kala Pattar – the Black Rock – located at 5 545 m and marked by a tangle of prayer flags. At this viewpoint – one of the most astonishing views on earth- you have a 360 degree panorama of Himalayan giants from Pumori and Lobuche West to Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. We return back to Gorak Shep via the view points of the ice lakes of Pumori and Everest.After breakfast we return in 4 hours back to Pheriche located at (4270 m),Overnight stay at lodge Pheriche.

We descend the valley of the Imja Khola, trek through the village of Dingboche with its stone walled potatoe fields and the highest year round settlement in the valley. The Pangboche Gompa (monastory) is the oldest in the Khumbu Region. From there we have a gentle climb to the tiny village of Deboche past mani walls deep in a rhododendron forest along the trail climb to Tengboche through a forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. The singular beauty of Ama Dablam, standing isolated from all other mountains provides a spectacular backdrop and reminder of the height of Himalayan peaks. Overnight stay at lodge Pheriche.

From Tengboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki, where we cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar, winding high above the river with views north towards Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

We start this 6 hours during trek with a streneous descent from Namche Bazaar to the Dud Kosi (hard work for the knees), after the path climbs up to Monjo and then runs easily to Benkar, Phakding and Lukla.
Overnight stay at Lukla.

After breakfast, we fly in about 40 minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu. Arrive at Tribhuvan Airport and transfer to hotel.After long trek you may tired you will have nice spa and massage available in kathmandu which are extra applicable Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Breakfast at hotel. Hotel Check-out and transfer to International airport as per your schedule. 


You will be happily served and facilitated by Nepal Social Treks with:
  • Airport pick up and drop off on both international and domestic flights,
  • Hotel Accomodation in *** Hotel basis with breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • Assistance for the trekking gears and the shopping for the trekking equipment if required,
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while in trekking,
  • Accommodation in Mountain Lodge, 
  • All domestic flights (Kathmandu -Lukla -Kathmandu) and departure taxes, 
  • Nepal Social Treks Gears – sleeping bag and duffel bag for the use during the trek, 
  • Professional local guide with extensive experience trained in Wilderness First Aid and accredited by the Nepalese government,
  • First Aid Kits Comprehensive Bag,
  • Necessary Porters/ Sherpa to carry all personal gear and group equipment, & Adequate insurance for all staff including porters,
  • Group trekking map, 


You will be facilitated by Nepal Social Treks for :
  • Nepal entry visa fee which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport on upon arrival,
  • Personal equipment
  • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, etc..
  • Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters (expected, not mandatory)
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.


Elevation Chart


Frequently Asked Questions for Everest Base Camp Trek

If you’re fully fit, you don’t need any specific training. If you are completely deskbound, then some cardiac training is recommended before trekking. You can try stair climbing or hill walking. You'll be trekking uphill and downhill on rough paths for 13 days and 5 to 7 hours per day. Altitude may also make things much harder for you. So, you can enjoy your trek if you have a good level of fitness.


Everest Base Camp is a comparatively hard trek. In terms of topography, no ropes and no ice picks are needed. You don’t have to climb any vertical climbing. However, the ground is not paved. So, it is going to be a rough, rocky, and gravel-strewn path. The trek involves long trails that go up and then down repeatedly. You should take caution if you have weak ankles. There can also be snow and ice in the trails depending upon the seasons. Hence, you should use caution or seek the expertise of a guide for a safe trek.

You must acquire permits such as Sagarmatha National Park Fee & TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card. You don’t have to worry about them. We will arrange all necessary trekking permits. You just need to send us two passport-sized photos and scanned passport copies for the permits.

Well, it depends on your current travel insurance provider. Some insurance may not include mountainous trekking or mountain climbing. You should check with them to confirm that trekking if your policy covers the Everest Base Camp trek

Some insurance may not cover you above certain altitudes as well. So, you need to confirm this with your insurance provider too. It’s our duty to let you know that a typical rescue costs $5,000 just for the helicopter alone. So, we recommend you to get your insurance coverage.


Well, Flight to Lukla depends on the weather contiditon. Incase of bad weather it is normal for flgiht to get delayed. If the flgiht gets cancelled then we will arrange you the flight on next day. We reccomended you to have few spare days in between domestic and internation flgiht.  


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