Everest Base Camp Trek

15 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Strenuous
  • Solukhumbu
  • Adventure/Active
  • 12+
  • Private and Group
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 5364 m
  • March-May and Sep-Nov


A trip to Everest Base Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for individuals whose aspirations soar above the skies. Far from civilization, you may immerse yourself in the splendor of nature and test the limits of your own strength and stamina. Trekking to Everest’s base camp is an experience like no other. You will make it to EBC at 5,364 meters, right at the feet of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) if you stick it out and fight your way through the hardships of the walk. Kala Patthar (5,643 m), a popular lookout perched just above the EBC, is the next stop on the Everest Base Camp Trek. From here, you get a sweeping vista of Everet and the opportunity to see a breathtaking dawn.

You’ll start your journey in historic Kathmandu, where you may get your surroundings and enjoy some sightseeing before starting your climb. When you go to Everest Base Camp, at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain, you will cross precarious suspension bridges, discover remote Buddhist temples, and immerse yourself in the welcoming, hardy Sherpa culture. As you make your way across the Himalayas alongside adventurers and photographers from all over the world, keep your eyes prepared for three of the world’s ten tallest peaks— Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu.

When you travel to Everest’s base camp, you’re doing more than just hiking to the top of a mountain. Beautiful woods, Sherpa settlements, glacier moraines, and hillsides may be found around every corner of the track, earning it the title “the stairs to paradise” from its detractors. For the physically fit traveler who isn’t scared of a challenge, our complete trekking support personnel will introduce you to the local culture before providing a glimpse of the summit.

Highlights of Everest Basecamp Trek

  • Visiting the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Exploring the Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region
  • Hiking to Kalapatthar, a viewpoint with panoramic views of the Everest massif
  • Reaching the base camp of Mount Everest and seeing the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu icefall up close
  • Kalapatthar a magical view point that offers the 360 views of mountains. Everest, Changtse, Nuptse, Lotshe, Pumori, Amadablam and many other mountains.
  • The Sherpa’s capital Namche Bazzar. The magnificent town offering world’s highest located pub, The Irish Pub.
  • Hospitable Sherpa community with awesome culture and tradition.


Today we will take a wonderful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m). After 40 minutes, we will land on a runway and our caretaker will help us carry our belongings. Then we will walk down to the Dudh Koshi River, where we connect with the main path to Namche Bazaar.

After moving all the way through the small area of Ghat (2550m), we will soon arrive at our tea house at Phakding. Overnight at tea house.

Special Note:
The weather in Lukla is highly unpredictable. The small airstrip, located on top of a hill with mountains surrounding on three sides, is widely known for terrible weather, which impacts the regular flight schedules. The flights, in such circumstances, may likely be delayed or even canceled in worst cases

The transportation back to the hotel and accommodation on this night is not included. You will have to pay additional for this yourself. If the weather is clear the next day, you will get either the 3rd or 4th flight to Lukla.

On this day, you will pass through several small villages and cross over the Dudh Kosi river several times on suspension bridges. You will also have the opportunity to visit the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge, named after Sir Edmund Hillary, who was one of the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

As you continue on the trek, you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including musk deer, Himalayan black bear, and the Himalayan monal, a colorful pheasant found in the region.

After around 6-7 hours of hiking, you will reach Namche Bazaar, a bustling town that is the administrative and business center of the Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar is also known for its Saturday market, where local farmers and traders come to sell their goods.

The trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is relatively easy, with a gentle ascent and a total distance of around 10 kilometers (6 miles). It is a good introduction to the higher altitudes of the Everest region and a great way to acclimatize to the thinner air.

The acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar is a chance for trekkers to rest and take it easy after the first few days of trekking.

On the acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, you can take a short hike to one of the nearby viewpoints, such as the Syangboche Airport or the Namche Museum. The airport is a short and easy hike that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The Namche Museum is a small museum that displays the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people, as well as the history of the region.

You can also take the opportunity to explore the town of Namche Bazaar and visit the local market, where you can find a variety of goods, including traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. Namche Bazaar is also home to several restaurants and cafes, where you can relax and try some local cuisine.

It is important to remember that on the acclimatization day, you should not push yourself too hard and should allow your body to rest and adjust to the altitude. It is also a good idea to stay well hydrated and to drink plenty of water to help your body acclimatize.

The trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche is a moderate to challenging section of the Everest base camp trek that takes you through beautiful forests and traditional Sherpa villages as you make your way up the valley.

On this trek, you will follow the Dudh Kosi river and pass through several small villages, including Phunki Tenga, where you can stop for a break and have a cup of tea at one of the local teahouses. As you continue on the trek, you will pass through a forest of rhododendron and pine trees, which is especially beautiful in the spring when the flowers are in bloom.

As you approach Tengboche, you will get your first glimpse of the famous Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. The monastery is an important spiritual center for the local Sherpa people and is a popular destination for trekkers and pilgrims.

The trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche is around 8 kilometers (5 miles) long and takes around 6-7 hours to complete. The total ascent is around 600 meters (1970 feet), and the trail is mostly well-maintained, with some steep sections. It is a physically demanding trek, but the views of the surrounding mountains and the visit to the Tengboche Monastery make it well worth the effort.

The Tengboche to Dingboche trek typically takes about 5-6 hours to complete. The total distance covered on this leg of the trek is approximately 12 kilometers (7.5 miles).

During the trek, you will ascend from an altitude of 3,860 meters (12,660 feet) at Tengboche to 4,410 meters (14,470 feet) at Dingboche. The trek involves a climb up to the Nangkartshang peak, which offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Nuptse.

Along the way, you will pass through the villages of Pangboche and Shomare, and may have the opportunity to visit a local monastery and interact with the friendly Sherpa people who call this region home. The trek also takes you through beautiful rhododendron forests and across suspension bridges over glacial rivers.

It is important to be well-acclimatized before attempting this trek, as the high altitude can be challenging for some people. It is also recommended to bring plenty of water, snacks, and sun protection, as well as warm clothing for the cooler temperatures at higher elevations.

Today, we have one more day to rest at Dingboche which lies at an altitude of 4300m. We need to get accustomed to the high elevation, so we don’t go for further ascend today. Optionally, we can go for hiking in Chhukung Valley, this is not compulsory. It depends on you whether you want to do it or not

The Dingboche to Lobuche trek takes about 6-7 hours to complete. The total distance covered on this leg of the trek is approximately 11 kilometers (7 miles).

During the trek, you will ascend from an altitude of 4,410 meters (14,470 feet) at Dingboche to 4,940 meters (16,210 feet) at Lobuche. The trek involves a climb up to the Chhukung Ri peak, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Pumori, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Nuptse.

Along the way, you will pass through the small village of Dughla and may have the opportunity to visit a local memorial dedicated to the climbers who have lost their lives on Mt. Everest. The trek also takes you through rugged, rocky terrain and past beautiful glacial lakes.

Today is the most demanding and significant day of the entire trek. We will walk all along the Khumbu Glacier to reach up to Everest Base Camp (5360m). It is considered to be the nearest place you can get to observe Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment.

The vista of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is fabulous. A firm way up permits us to put up the slow, sound pace essential when walking at high altitude.

When we reach the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a chain of small up and down trekking over a shaky track lined with cairns. The trail takes us to the unpredicted glacial sands of Gorakshep (5160m).

And, we head off to the Everest Base Camp. We then return back to Gorakshep for staying overnight. Overnight at Himalayan Lodge.

The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), the best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m).

The return trek from the Everest Base Camp continues along the Dudh Koshi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu.

Amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. It’s better to consider this day as buffer day too as just in case flight did not take off due to bad weather condition.



  • Airport pickup and drop by car/van/bus
  • TIMS cards
  • Entry permit
  • Meals during trek (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Experienced local guides and porters
  • All accommodation during the treks
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular check up of oxygen saturation


  • Any food, deserts and accommodation during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and International air fare.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge and donation. etc.
  • Extra night food and accommodation due to any reason.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘price included’ section


Trek difficulty

The trek’s high level of hardship is matched by the high amount of satisfaction it provides. This is going to be a physically taxing journey, so you’ll need to do some planning ahead of time. Strength and stamina can be improved by exercising and running consistently for a few weeks before to the trip’s departure.

Even inexperienced hikers of average fitness may complete the trail. On the other hand, if you work on your fitness level, you’ll find that hiking becomes more rewarding. While technical expertise and abilities are helpful, they are not required. Participants should be able to hike for 4–6 hours each day at a comfortable pace while carrying only a day pack. The trail winds through the rugged highlands, with plenty of ups and downs.

All trekkers should be in good physical condition. They should be in generally good health and have an upbeat demeanor, plenty of confidence in themselves, and an iron will if they are to succeed. People who already suffer from diseases like heart disease, lung disease, or blood disorders should let us know or get medical clearance from their doctor before signing up for the walk.

Best Seasons

When planning a journey to Base Camp, weather is key. These live weather reports for Mt. Everest are notoriously unreliable. All year, locals, amateur climbers, and tourists visit Base Camp. Every season has highs and lows. Spring and fall are good for hiking. Sky is generally clear from dark until daybreak. Sky blue gives us the nicest views.

The best time to visit EBC is February through June. At the end of the monsoon, trekking weather is great, thus many people visit EBC. The nighttime low is in the low 5s. It’s the best time of year for landscapes.

During the wet months of June through September, flights to Lukla may be delayed or cancelled more often, but many trekkers still make the trip. Discovery World Trekking offers risk-free excursions year-round, even in the rain. The trails are less busy outside of peak periods.

In the fall (September to November), snowfall makes the trek to EBC harder. Evenings are cooler. In this season, Nepalis celebrate Dashain and Tihar. The holidays make trekking much more fun.

In December to February, temperatures dip and snow falls. Extreme temperature variations can occur within hours in the Himalayas, so be ready for anything. We can plan risk-free hiking expeditions if you wish to go now.

People and Lifestyle

Traveling in the Everest region is fascinating in and of itself, but the local people and their customs elevate the experience. People who practice Buddhism or Tibetan Buddhism make up the majority of the local population. The cultural diversity of the area is showcased throughout the trekking path. Walking will bring you past several temples and religious structures, including monasteries, stupas, Chortens, prayer wheels, and prayer flags.

Furthermore, on the road to EBC, we stop at a number of important monasteries. As an example, in the town of Tengboche, we are able to visit the Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu area. In the same way, we are more likely to go to Khumjung Monastery and Pangboche monastery.

Heritage and landscapes

Up to Dingboche, the lower portion of the Everest base camp hike is primarily through beautiful forests of fir, pine, rhododendron, juniper, etc. There are wooded hills all around. There are beautiful waterfalls and running water.

After passing through Dingboche village, you’ll be walking among shrubbery and next to terraced fields instead than among trees. The scenery has changed and the air pressure has increased as you have climbed over 4,000 meters in height.

After a little while, the path becomes littered with pebbles and stones. You’ll traverse canyons and the Khumbu glacier’s lateral moraine. Much of the top section of the path passes through areas with frozen streams and gorges.

Flora and Fauna

At higher elevations, the rhododendron and juniper scrub and other procumbent woody vegetation may be replaced by a tundra-like association of short grasses, sedge mosses, and alpine plants.

The only mammals that might possibly live in the Himalayas are the marmot, mouse hare, tahr, musk deer, snow leopard, and even the blue sheep. It’s possible that in faraway places like Dolpa and Humla, you can still come across wild Yak and enormous Tibetan sheep. Lammergeyers, snowcocks, snow partridges, choughs, buntings, and even redstarts and dippers may be found here.

Yaks are the only animals capable of surviving the Himalayas’ dizzying altitudes. They provide a purpose in transporting and storing things. The female Yak is important to the Sherpas because of the milk they produce. The milk’s cheeses have a long shelf life and are safe to eat.

There is so much plant and animal life in Nepal that it is like a paradise for ecotourists.

Recommended Gears for the Trek

The Everest Basecamp Trek can be appropriate and pleasant if you are geared up with a proper packing list. Therefore, being prepared with the packing list prior to the trek comes in handy.

The necessary packing list for the trek are mentioned under the following points:


  • Jackets (Windproof or Down)
  • Waterproof outerwear
  • Thermal wears
  • Woolen hat or cap
  • Pair of gloves
  • Shoes
  • Tracksuits and trouser
  • Trekking boot
  • Towel


  • Bags
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera, binocular and mobile phones
  • Extra batteries or power bank
  • Water purifier tablets
  • Headlamp and torch
  • Trekking Sticks
  • Lighters
  • Whistle
  • Toilet papers and tissue papers


The allure of the Everest base camp walk is well-known among adventure travelers for the unparalleled views of Everest that can be seen there, surrounded by the peaceful Tibetan Buddhist culture and the mighty Himalayas. This traditional Everest journey takes you through the Khumbu valley, and it’s more than simply a walking holiday; it’s a pilgrimage to the highest peak in the world, in a wonderful nation where you’ll never forget the people you met.

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