Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Duration 16 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trek Style Trekking and Tour
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Transportation Coaches / Car / Flight
  • Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Type of Tour Private & Group
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For trekkers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiasts around the world, the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek is the pinnacle of adventures.  The once-in-lifetimejourney takes you through the jaw-dropping Khumbu Valley, up to the base of the world’s tallest mountain – Mount Everest (8848m). The Everest Base Camp Trek is a world-famous trip that is very physically demanding, but infinitely rewarding. The natural highlights of the trek – the Himalayas, diverse lush forests, and the rare wildlife found in this alpine region cannot be missed.  Equally beautiful is the Sherpa culture and lifestyle.  Sherpas are renowned for their climbing abilities as well as their genuine hospitality.

The trek to Everest Base Camp begins from the tiny airstrip of Lukla. You’ll weave then through the rhododendron and pine forests, and pass through picturesque agricultural fields before arriving to the charming Sherpa villages - Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. Experiencing and observingthe Sherpa culture, including chhortens, mani walls, and other monuments of Tibetan Buddhism increases the allure of the trek.  You will also pass by several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries –one of which holds a Yeti scalp for your viewing pleasure.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is an opportunity to see the massive Himalayan peaks that cross 8000 meters - Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu and many more. The views of Khumbu Icefall and various glaciers are spectacular. Gorakshep (5380m), a tiny mountain village, is the departure point to hike to base camp.  Finally, we will have the opportunity to trek up to Kala Pattar (5545m) for the best view of Mt. Everest.

When is the Best Time to Trek to Everest Base Camp?

  • Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer.  The Everest Base Camp Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Rugged Trails Nepal arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.

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Trip Highlights

  • The glorious feeling of reaching Everest Base Camp
  • Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu and other incredible Himalayan views from Kala Patthar
  • See Khumbu Glacier and views of the Icefall
  • Visit Tengboche and other magnificent Buddhist monasteries along the trail
  • Experience the culture, hospitality, and day-to-day lifestyle of the Sherpa ethnic group

Outline Itinerary

  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Sightseeing around Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding.
    • Walking Hour 3-4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2,610 m (8,562 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 Phakding Namche Bazaar.
    • Walking Hour 6-7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3440 m (11,290 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day05 Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar.
    • Walking Hour 2-3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3440 m (11,290 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day06 Namche Bazaar - Tengboche
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3,870 m (12,696 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 Tengboche Dingboche.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4410 M (14,470 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day08 Acclimatization Day - Dingboche.
    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4410 M (14,470 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day09 Dingboche Trek to Lobuche.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4,940 M (16,210 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day10 Lobuche - Gorak Shep 5,164 M (16,942 ft) - Everest Base Camp 5,380 M (17,600 ft) - Gorak Shep.
    • Walking Hour 8-9
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5,164 m (16,942 ft)
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day11 Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar 5,545 M (18,192 ft) to Pheriche
    • Walking Hour 7-8
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4,371 M (14,340 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day12 Pheriche Trek to Khumjung Village.
    • Walking Hour 6-7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3,790 M (12,435 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day13 Khumjung Trek to Monjo.
    • Walking Hour 6-7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2,850 M (9,351 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day14 Monjo Trek to Lukla.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2,860 M (9,383 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day15 Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
    • Walking Hour 35 min fly
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day16 Final Departure
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude NA
    • Accommodation NA

Trip Map

  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel. If you arrive late at night then your dinner will be on the next day.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Sightseeing around Kathmandu.

    After breakfast proceeds our short guided sightseeing tour at the Swayambhunath Temple. After the Swayambhunath temple, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage sites Patan Durbar Square, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.
    After sightseeing drives back to hotel and briefing of our rest of trip plan. At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gears or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel.

    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding.

    Wake Up early morning to take a flight to Lukla, you will receive a packed breakfast. From the Kathmandu domestic airport, we will take 40 - 45 minutes flight to Lukla (9,186ft). Enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world on a hillside surrounded by mountainous peaks. We will meet the rest of our crew members at the Lukla airport, a gateway destination from where our trek begins. A gentle walk to Phakding village through Chaurikharkha village, Mt. Khumbila, and monastery.

    • Walking Hour 3-4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2,610 m (8,562 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 Phakding Namche Bazaar.

    This is the day that you hear the most is the trek into Namche Bazaar, walking through a beautiful pine forest Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, and the entrance to Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. The path to Namche is very well traveled so you'll continually come across locals, other tourists and then continue traffic of Yaks and porter. It is infamous for its long consistent steep inclines uphill brings us to the prime heartland of Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, we can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    • Walking Hour 6-7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3440 m (11,290 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day05 Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar.

    There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, we wake up to another spectacular morning and view from our room and sun rose of the breathtaking mountains. Let us make you clear something up that is a big misunderstanding about the Acclimatization day. Acclimatization day is not a rest day, it is something completely different so don’t think that after the huge climb of getting into Namche Bazaar you’ll spend today lazing around the lodges or shopping in local stores. Our team will take you to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. So after breakfast, we will start the gentle hike up to Everest view hotel where we can see the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Day hike up to 3,700 m (12,139 ft)

    • Walking Hour 2-3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3440 m (11,290 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day06 Namche Bazaar - Tengboche

    After breakfast in Namche Lodges, we set off for our next destination Tengboche. A Gentle climb up to the Namche top and we will have all the pleasure en route with the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku peak. The trail is smooth with few ups and downs up to Kyangjuma. We are least bothered about the trail as the majestic views of the Himalayas makes our expedition full of excitement. After Kyangjuma the trail is downhill a bit and we will cross the Dudh Kosi River and then a gentle climb up to Tengboche. Tengboche is a wonderful place to have scenic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Ama Dablam. It has the biggest Buddhist monastery called Tengboche Monastery (3870m).

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3,870 m (12,696 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 Tengboche Dingboche.

    This is another best place to wake up early morning with the spectacular view of Mountains surrounding you. From the Monastery, you will hear the early morning chanting by the Monks which make your morning blessed and peaceful.l Along the way Mt. Amadablam will be smiling on our right side. We will pass through Imja River, chortens, stupas, small villages, tea houses and people working on their farm. Pretty much easier trail and after crossing Pheriche pass a gentle uphill which makes you feel like now you are adjusting to the altitude. Overnight at Dingboche.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4410 M (14,470 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day08 Acclimatization Day - Dingboche.

    After breakfast take a short day hike up to Chhukhung (4750 M 15,580 ft), and back to Dingboche.

    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4410 M (14,470 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day09 Dingboche Trek to Lobuche.

    Today you might feel some breathing disorder while crossing the Thugla pass due to the altitude but no need to panic. From Dingboche to Thugla trails is gentle but the 1 hr Thugla pass makes you quite tired but after crossing the pass the trail is smooth. We continue our expedition until we reach Lobuche which is our destination for today. We might feel some breathing disorder due to high altitude but still, there is no need to panic. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4,940 M (16,210 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day10 Lobuche - Gorak Shep 5,164 M (16,942 ft) - Everest Base Camp 5,380 M (17,600 ft) - Gorak Shep.

    The trail leads toward Gorakshep through the rocky and rugged. While walking on the way you will see the amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and other. After reaching in Gorakshep, we will drop our bags and a short tea break and we take the trail to Everest Base Camp. Hike towards to Base Camp is strenuous due to the thin air, follow your Guide diligently. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers, we will see lot’s during the springtime. We will take the opportunity of visiting such an iconic location. After exploring Everest base camp we get back to Gorak Shep.

    • Walking Hour 8-9
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5,164 m (16,942 ft)
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day11 Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar 5,545 M (18,192 ft) to Pheriche

    This morning we will wake up early to hike up to our final top highest destination Kala Patthar for sunrise and 360 degrees up-close and formidable view of Mt. Everest. The temperatures will be -10 to -14 C and chilly winds. We had seen many people get tears in their eyes after being on top over here after seeing the world’s tallest mountains. We will hike back to Gorakshep the afternoon is taken to descend down to Pheriche village.

    • Walking Hour 7-8
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4,371 M (14,340 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day12 Pheriche Trek to Khumjung Village.

    After our morning breakfast we hike to another town Khumjung, Khumjung is famous for Yeti Scalp. Also famous for Sir, Edmund Hillary memorial school, and the Monastery.

    • Walking Hour 6-7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3,790 M (12,435 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day13 Khumjung Trek to Monjo.

    From Khumjung to Namche is a different trail but when the trail meets Namche we will be hiking through the same route which we had started earlier.

    • Walking Hour 6-7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2,850 M (9,351 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day14 Monjo Trek to Lukla.

    Today is the final day to wrap up our Everest Base Camp Trek, easy trek up to Lukla. Here we are saying bye to Sherpa’s and crew who helped us in our Everest Base Camp Trekking Expedition. Rugged Trails Nepal strongly request to all our trek members to give tips to Sherpa’s because this is what they expect at the end after the successful trip. Evening enjoys the last moment with Sherpa’s and packs for tomorrow early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2,860 M (9,383 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day15 Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

    Here we are saying bye bye to the Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary airport after our breakfast. A scenic flight to Kathmandu, the guide will check in your hotel. Afternoon free time for last moment shopping or massage in Thamel. Evening Farewell dinner with Rugged Trails Nepal team and it's provided by the company.

    • Walking Hour 35 min fly
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day16 Final Departure

    Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they will continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact Rugged Trails Nepal team.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude NA
    • Accommodation NA

Cost Includes:

  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Domestic airfare price Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local Guide. 
  • Porters to carry bags (we will provide duffle bags to put your stuff for the hike)
  • Sagarmatha National park fees, TIMS Card, Khumbu entrance fees and all Government Taxes.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in the city with the expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  • Insurance for all staff (includes Guide and Porter).
  • Private transportation for arrival, departure, and sightseeing.
  • First Aid Kit for Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Everest base camp Trekking Map
  • Salary and allowances for all staff including porters and guides

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears & clothing (available for hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason.
  • Table drinks, snacks while walking, Mineral water.
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone etc….
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city.

Departure Note

The Everest Base Camp Trek prices are per person and exclude single rooms for the group trip. The below dates are for the group departure. If the dates are not suitable then please drop us a short message and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.  Rugged Trails Nepal don't allow more than 10 people in one group so we recommend you to reserve a space for yourself. You booked means you are going higher! 

Note: You are a solo traveler or want to Join with the group? In a group tour, there are certain things you need to know which is like a different ages people from different countries and their attitude. 

  • Everest Base Camp Group departs every week in main season from September to December and Feb to May.
  • If your time is flexible then we suggest you put an extra buffer day because of Lukla weather. 
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
28 December, 2018 12 January, 2019US $1350Available
Rated 5/5 based on 4 reviews
  • Krissy
    United States

    Life Changing Everest Base Camp Trek Best Guides Around

    Rating:

    I was the solo woman on a trip with 9 other guys who were Iron Men and high-altitude runners and lots of other intimidating things. I went with my 65-year old dad, his Plummer, and a bunch of (it turns out) amazing guys. What an adventure! I can say without…

  • Andy
    United Kingdom

    Everest Base Camp March - April 2018

    Rating:

    Well what can I say, These guys were and are awesome. Nirajan went above and beyond when one of our party had to come down due to illness. So trustworthy always giving advice when asked nothing was to much trouble. Our guide Indra was amazing his knowledge and experience made the trip for…

  • Tom
    United States

    Trip of a Lifetime

    Rating:

    I was looking for a new adventure when someone told me about their upcoming trip to Nepal to trek up to the Mt Everest Base Camp. The trip was 5 months away which gave me (a 64 year old reformed couch potato) time to get into shape. After about a…

  • noimage
    France

    “Everest Trek. Definitely a bucket item!”

    Rating:

    Outstanding. If you can do it, then you should do it. You'll never forget it and Arjun and team were everything we needed to carry the load, to get us up and down safely, to highlight the sights and sounds of Nepal, to arrange all our lodging and meals. Well…

Trip Note

Weather In Nepal

  • Daytime Temperatures Range 68F - 77F
  • Lows are about 33F - 42F

Tourist Visas:

  • Online application: https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
  • Either apply for a visa at a Nepalese embassy or consulate before traveling or purchase a tourist visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu) or at the following land border points of entry:

Nepal Visa Fees

  • 15-day multiple-entry tourist visa ($25 USD)
  • 1-month multiple-entry tourist visa ($40 USD)
  • 3-month multiple-entry tourist visa ($100 USD)

Don't forget to bring

  • 4 passport photos each
  • Bring Cash for Visa Fee (just in case)
  • Visa fees are payable in USD. Money-changing and ATM services are available at the airport, but credit card payment is not a reliable option.
  • Money: ATM card (Inform your bank before arriving in Nepal). 
  • Bring USD with you on the plane as you will need for your Visa. 
  •  ATMs are fine in Kathmandu, Namche, Pokhara and major cities.
  • Card payment is accepted at the local lodges but we suggest you carry cash with you for the trek. 

Requirements for Entry:

  • Passport must have six months or more validity remaining at the time of entry
  • Visa appropriate for purpose of travel

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • We provide a full refund if the cancellation is made within 90 days of arrival. 50% of the deposit will be refunded if the cancellation is done within 30 days of arrival. No refunds of the deposits will be provided later than that. The bank charges occurred due to the refunds has to borne by the clients. Cancelations of the trips must be advised in writing. However, No refund or compensation will be made for any unused air tickets, accommodation or any other activity.     
  • Cancellations must be sent in the email to helloruggedtrailsnepal@gmail.com    

Medical Insurance required

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  • https://medjetassist.com $240 Individual - 1 Month
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