Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular, exotic and adventurous trekking package in Nepal. This fascination trekking destination into Khumbu region is flourished with adventurous trekking trail, snow covered Himalayan serene, lush green forest of rhododendron and oak, various colored and cultural settlement of Sherpa people and many more exotic sightseeing and cultural tour within. This delighted trek will let you explore the finest sightseeing areas that offers an epic panorama view of mighty Himalayas of this region such as  Mt. Everest 8,848m, Mt.Thamserku, Mt. Khangtega, Mt. Ama Dablam 6,812m, Mt.Lhotse 8,516m, Mt.Nuptse 7,855m, Mt.Pomari 7,161m, Mt. Kwangde-Ri, Mt.Makalu 8,463m and more than 150 other high mountains.

Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu all the way to Lukla (2820m), one of the most treacherous airstrip of the world. Upon your arrival at Lukla our representative will assist you and then we start our walking from Lukla ascending all the way to the lap of the Mt Everest. Our trekking trail passes via fascinating cultural and sightseeing destination. We pass through Namche Bazaar (the gate way town to Everest), Tengboche (visit the oldest and historical Buddhist monasteries and Everest view). Commencing this awe-inspiring trek into Everest region will let you with exotic memories and adventurous fun.

Day 01:Flight from Kathmandu (1300m) to Lukla (2845m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)

Duration of time: 3-4 hours

First of all, you will go to Lukla by the flight which lasts for 30 minutes. You will reach the hotel in Lukla and have some breakfast after reaching there. If you’ve hired a local porter, you will meet him. After the settlement, you will start your trekking. From Lukla you will head to the north from the landing strip to Chheplung (2530m). You will need to cross the Thadokoshi River. Just passing the bridge, you can see the Kusum Kanguru peak (6367m) which might be a bit difficult to climb. Far away from the Thadokoshi River, the trail goes upwards to Ghat (2590m). During this trek you will come across the rocks or stones that are carved with Tibetan Buddhism six words which are known as Mani stones. You will continue the climb to reach Pakhding village which is attractive.

Overnight at lodge in Phakding 

Day 02:Phakding(2610m) to  Namche Bazaar(3440m)

Duration of time: 6-7 hours

Today, through the way of Dudhkoshi river along with pine forests, you will start second day of your trek. You will cross the 5 suspension bridges on your way to Namche. You can see the  fascinating village Banker Manjo,which is the headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park. After passing through the last bridge you will continue 2 hours climb.On the trail you will relish a fascinating view of Mt Everest. At the entrance, you need to authenticate your permit checkpoint. After climbing 15-20 minutes you will reach to Jorsalle which is the last place before Namche.Here you will have your lunch. Then continuing the ascend you can see influencing impression of Everest and Nuptse.A climb through pine forests for 2 to 3 hours depending your speed  leads to the auspicious trading and managerial town of the Namche Bazaar.

Overnight at lodge in Namche Bazaar

Day 03:Acclimatization and exploration in Namche Bazaar(3440m)

Duration of time: 2-3 hours 

Acclimatization is the adjustment to high attitudes so to avoid altitude illness acclimatization is very important.Today you will go on a hike around Namche Bazaar. Firstly you will visit  to Hillary museum.On the way you will see panorama view of the Everest range which is considered as one of the fascinating viewpoints of the world.After half and hour, you will be continuing your trek to Syangboche Everest view hotel where you will enjoy the fabulous mountain views.You will be fascinated by broad views of Everest, Lhotse and other mountains on a day. You will enjoy visiting Syangboche landing strip(3790m) from where you will climb towards Khunde passing stone Buddhist Monuments.Then you will enjoy there a lot and decend to Namche.

Overnight at lodge in Namche Bazaar

Day 04:Namche Bazaar (3440m) to Tengboche(3870m)

Duration of time: 5-6 hours

Today you will continue towards Tengboche. On the way to Tengboche ,the views of Everest and Ama Dablam are extraordinary. You can look at the spotted deer and colourful Himalayan birds, namely Daphne which are also known as Nepal’s national bird. The trail reaches to Sanasa(3600m) and drops towards Phunki Thenga (3250m).Then it enters the rhododendron and pine forests.Then your destination will reach to hill top village of Tengboche at 3870m .The scene from there is said to have splendid landscapes like Everest, Nuptse, Kantega, Ama Dablam and other peaks. During the time of October and November, local people here celebrate Mani Rimdu festivals during the full moon. You can also visit the monastery in the afternoon.

Overnight at lodge in Tengboche

Day 05:Tengboche(3870m) to Dingboche(4360m)

Duration of time: 4 hours

You will begin your trek with a descent through beautiful forests.You will cross the Imja khola and gradually ascend to Pangboche. Continuing your trek along the river and ascending with Lobuche Khola, you reach Dingboche. Here, you can find numbers of lodges and tenting areas since it is the most famous village for tourists.The west of the Imja River exists a helicopter landing pad. It is a very moderating village with lots of views of mountains.

Overnight at lodge in Dingboche

Day 06: Acclimatization in Dingboche(4410m)

Duration of time: 5 hours

After a savory breakfast, around 8:30 on the morning you will start your trek to Chhukung.You can view the amazing mountains mainly Ama Dablam.The wind over here is really fresh and strong too.Chhukung is really famous for Island Peak climbing which is a great way to explore the best and most stunning views of mountain range. And finally you will go back to Dingboche.

Overnight at lodge in Dingboche

Day 07: Dingboche(4360m) to Lobuche(4410m)

Duration of time: 5 hours

At morning, your trek will begin after your breakfast.Today your trek will be more challenging due to higher altitude.Through the trail you will reach to Thugla(4600m). After climbing for 1 hour, you will reach to Thugla Pass(4800m) which is also the memorial for the people who passed on their way to mountains. Also, you can view  the high mountains like Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Pumori. You can see the beautiful views of Mt. Lobuche too.There might be a freezing cold so you need to carry warm clothes because we will be approx. 5000m above sea level. It will be quite pleasant as it is 4-5 hours long.When you come out of the valley,you will descend to Lobuche yak pastures.

Overnight at lodge in Lobuche

Day 08: Lobuche(4940m) to Gorakshep(5164m) to Everest Base Camp(5364m)

Duration of time: 8 hours

In the morning, you will hike till you reach up to Gorakshep from Lobuche. After you walk for one hour, the path gets difficult but you will be astonished by really nice views on a big range formed by Everest, Nuptse and other mountains. You will take lunch at Gorakshep. After having lunch,you will head to your final destination for Everest Base Camp. On your destination you will come closer to Khumbu Glacier. After walking for about one hours you will cross the glacier and enter the Everest Base Camp area(5364m). After reaching there you can view famous Khumbu glacier and Icefall.After exploring, enjoying sunset and capturing mesmerized memories you will return to Gorakshep because of low temperature and high altitude at Everest Base Camp.

Overnight at lodge in Gorakshep

Day 09:Gorakshep(5164m) to Kalapathar(5545m) and back to Pheriche(4280m)

Duration of time: 8 hours

This morning,we wake up early around 4:15 to see sunrise on mountains and views of Mount Everest and other peaks at Kalapathar.This place is one of the best viewpoints of Everest .Most of the pictures of mountains and peaks are captured from there. After relishing there you will be heading back to Gorakshep for breakfast. After having breakfast you will walk down slowly for about 7-8 hours and reach Pheriche(1300m).

Overnight at lodge in Pheriche

Day 10:Pheriche(4280m) to Namche Bazaar

Duration of time: 6 hours

After breakfast in Pheriche, you will ascend one hours to reach Tengboche from Debuche. Then you will descend to Phunkithanga(3200m) and ascend to Kyangjuma and then to Namche Bazaar which is quite easy and can also be the last chance to view mountains closely. You come back to Namche after a healthy trek of 5-6 hours.

Overnight at lodge in Namche Bazaar

Day 11:Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m)

Duration of time: 8 hours

After breakfast, you will trek towards the Hillary suspension bridge and then pass through many villages.The way to Lukla is at downhill to the flat part.You will pass the Sagarmatha National Park and reach Lukla in the evening. You will lose an altitude around 600 metres that day. It will be the last day of your Everest trek.

Overnight at lodge in Lukla

Day 12:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Duration of time: 8 hours

After a delicious breakfast in Lukla, we will take a 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu which will be the end of your journey. You can also have a delightful view at the time of your flight. After 30 minutes you will land at Kathmandu Airport and directly go to the hotel to get some rest. 

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size, Duration of days and Services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a Quote.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup after Arrival in Kathmandu on Request
  • All Land Transportation on Cozy Vehicle as per Itinerary
  • 3 Meals per Day During the Trek (B L D) Including Tea or Coffee
  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • An Experienced, English-Speaking and Government-Licensed Trek Leader and Assistant Trek Leader (6 Trekkers: 1 Assistant Guide)
  • Porter Service (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • All the Staff Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Domestic Airfare, Food and Accommodation
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag (To be returned after the Completion of the Trip)
  • All the Required Paperwork, Documents
  • Trekking Permits (National Park Permit and TIMS)
  • All the Local and Governmental Taxes
  • Medical Kit (Carried by Trek Leader)

Cost Exclude

  • International Flight and Visa Fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu ( In case you arrive early or departure late and early return from mountain due to any reason) than the Scheduled Itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills, Internet Bills, Laundry and Hot Shower
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advice you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities

On Request

  • Kathmandu Hotel Booking
  • Private Car
  • Mountain Flights by helicopter during the trek

Accommodation

We will be accommodated in a star hotel or similar in Kathmandu and a teahouse during the trek. All the accommodations are offered on a twin-share basis. Single accommodation can be provided on request but will cost an additional charge. The charge depends on the hotel you are staying in.

Private rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, and the trekking region, except in high altitudes where there will be just dormitories. Usually there are no heaters in the teahouse; they provide warm blankets. You can bring a sleeping bag with an extra liner for more comfort and warmth. There is normally on electricity connection in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric powers. The rooms and dining halls are connected with solar lighting. Most teahouses now have a source of power to charge small appliances – mobile phones and cameras.


Meals

During Everest Base Camp Trek, we get to taste authentic Nepalese cuisine as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) but the choice of foods are limited. We provide the “Breakfast & Dinner” from the teahouse or lodge where we will be spending overnight and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination.

We also offer welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. All the meals (B, L, D) will be provided during the trek but only the breakfast will be served in Kathmandu (except for welcome and farewell dinner).


Drinking Water

Crown Himalaya Treks offers Chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All the teahouses provide mineral water and boiled water for trekkers on additional charge. We suggest you not to buy mineral water or bottled water while on the trek as plastic bottles are difficult to dispose- off.


What to bring

Firstly, you need to carry some documents to purchase Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS. Passport size photos and valid passports are required for the Permits. For Everest Base Camp trek, you have to bring hiking boots, trousers, wind and waterproof jacket and trousers, down jacket, sun glasses, hat, flash light, water bottle, refillable water and positive attitude. As it is difficult to find the charging port in high mountains, you need to bring back-up for your camera and mobile phones. Crown Himalaya Treks will arrange a comprehensive medical kit for the trekkers.

This is a very physical trip, meaning you will be walking on rough terrain, so pack as lightly as possible. Crown Himalaya Trek provides an experienced porter on (2 trekkers: 1 porter) basis. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag; the maximum of 15 kgs are carried by porters – 30 kgs by 2 porters. You can stock your unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu absolutely free of cost.


Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is the unusual physical condition that occurs at higher elevation (more than 2,000m) due to change in air pressures. The symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and loss of appetite that may lead to more fatal conditions. Consult Crown Himalaya treks for more information about altitude sickness.

The Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary offered by Crown Himalaya Treks offers ample time to acclimatize and rest. We walk at a slow pace; taking proper rest which lets your body acclimatize well. We ensure our “trekkers” zero risk of altitude threat.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek perfect for passionate hikers with the ability to walk at least 5 – 7 hours on mountain terrain with a light rucksack. With excellent physical condition, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, anyone regardless of size and age can accomplish the trek successfully.

We suggest you engage in physical training for a few weeks prior to the trip to boost your strength, stamina and confidence. Cardio, swimming, running and leg exercise are few recommended physical training to prepare yourself for the trek. Previous trekking experience is always an asset but not mandatory. And no technical skills are required as well.

Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung and blood diseases are suggested to consult their doctor prior the trip.


Best Time to Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is possible to conduct throughout the year but autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March – May) are considered as the best time of the year for the trek. If you want to avoid the traffic, you can enjoy the trek during winter (Dec, Jan and Feb). However, the extremely cold temperature and frequent snow-fall might distract the trek. Trekking in summer or Monsoon seasons (June – August) are full of rain; which might invite the risk of landslides and floods. But the rainy season could be paradise for keen botanists.


Route Map

Crown Himalaya Treks will provide the complementary route map and T-shirt for the trekkers.

$ 1350 USD

Trip Facts

Duration12 Days

Best MonthMarch, April, May, October and November

Group Size1-15 persons

Max. Elevation5,364m

GradeModerate

Trek StyleTea House/ Camping

Walk Per Day5-6 hours

MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and all meals(B L D) during the trek

AccommodationSimple lodge to 5 star hotels in cities but in trekking only simple lodge available

TransportCar, Jeep Van, Land Cruiser, Bus/Flight

Departure FromKathmandu

Arrival InKathmandu