Everest Base Camp TrekEverest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Summary
  • Trip Duration16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Trekking in the serene foothills of Mt. Everest (8848.86m)
  • Mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary airport in Lukla
  • Majestic vista of the snow-clad Himalayas, including Mt Everest, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, and others
  • Exploring the cultural landscapes of the region, including the Tengboche monastery
  • Passing through the trails covered in Buddhist heritage, including mani walls, chortens, prayer flags, stone inscriptions
  • Traversing through the forested trails and green hills covered in rhododendron trees
  • Acclimatizing at the Namche Bazaar and experiencing the vibrant atmosphere
  • Climbing the Kalapathar early in the morning to get the best view of the Himalayan sunrise
  • Exploring the Everest base camp with an incredible vista of the snow-clad mountains
  • Cozy accommodation and hospitality in the local lodges and teahouses

Mt. Everest is a famous mountain towering above at the elevation of 8848.86m in the Himalayas. The mountain overwhelms any other peaks in the world and is the tallest among them all. The serene foothills emerging from the mountain are fertile ground for trekkers. Therefore, the Everest Base Camp trek is thus one of the most desired trekking journeys.

Mt Everest is a stunning mountain peak with an immensely adventurous foothill. You will love trekking along these spectacular trails leading to the base camp. The beautiful course will pass through the remote terrains of the region with few settlements. Trekkers will gain a lot of altitude in the region, culminating at the maximum altitude of 5555m in Kalapathar.

The 16 days journey remains filled with exciting adventures where you will cross hills, forests, rivers, and other natural terrains. The magical journey also takes you through the settlements of the local people. The remnants of Buddhism in the region can be seen through Buddhist heritages like mani walls, prayer flags, chortens, etc. There are numerous monasteries and gompas along the trails as well.

The local Sherpa community is quite friendly and hospitable. They will welcome you to the lodges and tea houses where you can stay during the trekking journey. While they are not fancy and cannot offer luxurious facilities, their cozy space and a warm meal will enchant you.

Everest base camp trek offers trekkers an opportunity of a lifetime. You will love trekking while observing the awe-inspiring vista of the Himalayas. During the journey, you will also acclimatize and go on small side trips to adapt your body to the high altitude. You can hire guides and porters to make the trekking journey easy. They will help you navigate and reduce the difficulty of the trek significantly.

We provide this excellent 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek package for you. It is a complete package at a reasonable cost. So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip now!

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Overnight at Kathmandu 

Upon arrival at the TIA in Kathmandu, the staff will pick you up and then take you to the hotel. You can rest at the hotel overnight, where we will get briefed about the trekking journey. 

  • Max. Altitude:1350 m

Overnight at Kathmandu 

On this day of the trek, you will go on a sightseeing exploration around the city. The beautiful city includes many of the city's historical and cultural landmarks. Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath are the various temples in the region that you can visit.

Besides that, you can also go on the exploration of the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu valley. These Durbar Squares include Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. A charming display of Newari architecture is another highlight of this tour.

On this day, you will also need to prepare for activities like obtaining permits for the trek and getting all the necessary gear and equipment. You can either buy or rent them from the shops around Thamel.

  • Max. Altitude:1350 m

Flight duration: 35 minutes

Overnight at Phakding

This day, Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary will take you to Lukla on a scenic flight landing at the infamous Tenzing Hillary airport. The trail will lead you through beautiful trails to Phakding from Lukla. Hiking from Lukla to Phakding takes around 3-4 hours. The trail follows the Dudh Kosi River and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You will stay in Phakding teahouse for the night.

  • Max. Altitude:2,845 m
  • Duration:3-4 hours

Overnight at Namche

Hiking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar takes around 6-7 hours. The trail passes through several small villages and the famous suspension bridge at Hillary Bridge. You will pass through the dense forest and several small towns, including Jorsale and Monjo. Namche is a beautiful destination with a vibrant atmosphere where you will stay overnight.

  • Max. Altitude:3440 m
  • Duration:6-7 hours

Overnight at Namche

Acclimatization is important for trekking in high-altitude regions such as the Himalayas. Namche Bazaar is a popular spot for acclimatization in the treks in the Everest region. The general strategy for acclimatization is to ascend to a higher altitude slowly, allowing the body time to adjust to the lower levels of oxygen.

At Namche Bazaar, trekkers typically spend a day or two acclimatizing before moving on to higher elevations. During the acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, trekkers can take a rest day or go for short hikes to nearby villages or viewpoints.

Some popular acclimatization hikes include a hike to the Everest View Hotel: This short hike takes around 2-3 hours and offers panoramic views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. You can also hike to the Khunde Hospital, which takes around 4-5 hours and offers views of the surrounding mountains.

You will also get to visit the hospital built by Sir Edmund Hillary. You can also get a chance to see a traditional Sherpa village and explore the local culture and lifestyle. It's important to note that acclimatization is a gradual process, and it's essential to listen to your body and not push too hard. Also, trekkers should stay hydrated and avoid alcohol during acclimatization days.

  • Max. Altitude:3440 m
  • Duration:3-4 hours

Overnight at Tengboche

The beautiful trek from Namche to Tengboche starts with a slight incline. The beautiful trail will lead you through the village on the sandy path. You will trek for some time, gaining some elevation. The course is generally smooth, but there are a few strenuous sections.

This glimpse of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Mt Everest is excellent along the trail. There are more uneven and rocky paths through the forested trails that you will pass through the suspension bridge. You will make a final ascent for some time to arrive at the short rocky switchbacks trails at Tengboche.

At the destination, you can observe the stunning Tengboche monastery. You can soak in the spiritual atmosphere and participate in the evening prayers on the monastery premises. There you can spend the night at the teahouse.

  • Max. Altitude:3860 m
  • Duration:3-4 hours

Overnight at Dingboche

The trail from Tengboche is on a gradual descent to arrive at the small village of Deboche. You will first pass through Deboche, where you can observe inscribed stones. The trail will pass through many suspension bridges crossing the majestic Dudh Kosi River.

The views of Ama Dablam and the region's spectacular mountains are pretty stunning. You will leave Pangboche gaining elevation on an uphill but relatively easy slope. You will pass through Shomare before reaching Dingboche, where you will spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude:4410m
  • Duration:3-4 hours

Overnight at Dingboche

Acclimatization is how the body adapts to the lower oxygen levels at high altitudes. Acclimatization is crucial for trekkers in Dingboche at 4410 m above sea level.

One way to acclimatize in Dingboche is to hike around there to allow the body to adjust to the lower oxygen levels. This can be done by taking day hikes or doing other activities in the area, such as visiting nearby monasteries or temples.

It is also essential to drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and tobacco during acclimatization of Everest Base Camp Trek. You should also monitor symptoms of altitude sickness like headache, nausea, lack of appetite, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. You can descend immediately if these symptoms worsen.

  • Max. Altitude:3860 m
  • Duration:3-4 hours

Overnight at Lobuche

The trail on this trek section will lead you to the beautiful destination of Lobuche. It is also known as the walled town, as there are tall stone walls built to protect crops. You will trek for around 4-5 hours to complete the trek. The trekking journey will take you through unique terrains, including arid landscapes. You will rest in the Lobuche teahouse.

  • Max. Altitude:4910m
  • Duration:4-5 hours

Overnight at Gorak Shep

On this section of the trek, you will finally trek to the Everest Base Camp, the ultimate destination of the region. You will walk through the beautiful terrains of the area. Firstly, you will arrive at the settlement of Gorak Shep, which used to be the original base camp.

You will then put all your belongings in the Gorakshep lodge, the last settlement before the base camp. From there, you will hike to the EBC. The Everest base camp is generally considered a stunning landscape. You will get a tremendously vibrant atmosphere of the region surrounded by snow-clad mountains. You will explore the area and then click pictures before returning to Gorak Shep, where you will spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude:5,360m
  • Duration:7-8 hours

Overnight at Pheriche

The trail will start early in the morning as you have to arrive at the destination of Kalapathar. The beautiful location is known for its stunning vista and sunrise. After observing the spectacular scenery, you will return to Gorak Shep.

From Gorakshep, you will trek in the region to arrive at Pheriche. You will descend for some time before arriving at this destination. After arriving at Pheriche, you will rest overnight.

  • Max. Altitude:5545 m
  • Duration:7-8 hours

Overnight at Namche

On this day of the trek, you will trek from Pheriche to Namche on a descending trail. You will get a unique perspective of the region as it differs from the one you took earlier. You will trek for around 7-8 hours to arrive at your destination of Namche.

  • Max. Altitude:3410 m
  • Duration:7-8 hours

Overnight at Lukla

The trail will lead you from Namche to Lukla on this day. You can observe the beautiful path that will provide you with the best views of the snow-clad mountains. The trek gradually moves uphill along the trail, crossing many suspension bridges to arrive at Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude:3440 m
  • Duration:6-7 hours

Flight duration: 30 minutes

Overnight at Kathmandu

On this day of the EBC trek, you will take the flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. You will rest at a hotel in Kathmandu after arriving at the destination in around 30 minutes.

  • Max. Altitude:2860m
  • Duration:30 minutes

Overnight at Kathmandu

This is an extra day on the Everest Base Camp trek. You can relax at the hotel, go sightseeing, or celebrate the completion of the tour.

  • Max. Altitude:1450m

You will finally return to your home or destination on a flight. Our team members will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

    Essential Information

    Everest Base Camp Trekking Route

    The journey of this beautiful Everest region trek starts as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You will prepare for a day's trek and go on a short sightseeing journey. The early morning flight next morning will take you to the settlement of Lukla.

    In Lukla, you will rest for some time before starting your trekking journey to Phakding. Phadking is a beautiful settlement where you stay in a local teahouse on the first day of the trek. From Phakding, you will trek to Namche, passing through the settlements of Jorsale and Monjo. You will also pass through the Sagarmatha National Park landmarks.

    In the beautiful settlement of Namche Bazaar, you will rest and acclimatize for a day in the vibrant atmosphere. The region has numerous cafes, hotels, restaurants, pubs, and others. You can go on various hikes to the hills around the area during the acclimatization process.

    The trail will then take you to Tengboche from Namche. You will get a cultural experience in Tengboche and visit the Tengboche monastery. The spiritual experience of visiting the monastery and then participating in the prayers is enchanting.

    You will pass through the beautiful trails to arrive at Dingboche, the walled city from Tengboche. You will acclimatize in the Dingboche village settlement for the second time. From Dingboche, the routes change in terrain from green vegetation to rugged landscapes while arriving at Lobuche.

    The trails will then finally proceed toward the Everest Base Camp. You will pass through Gorakshep's last settlement before arriving at this final destination. The Everest Base Camp allows you to explore the beautiful region and take incredible pictures. The trail will then lead you to Kalapathar, a great viewpoint with the maximum altitude in the region.

    You will trek through the route of Lobuche and Periche to finally arrive at Namche. You will travel from Namche for the last time to Lukla, where you will fly to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will have an extra day for rest and sightseeing. As our trip ends, you will fly to your desired destination from Kathmandu.

    When to go for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Spring and Autumn is the perfect time for the EBC trek. These seasons are known for more stable weather conditions passing through pleasant climatic conditions. March is the starting point of the Spring season and lasts till May. Similarly, the Autumn season begins from September to November.


    The Spring season is the best time for any adventure activity in the region. The beautiful season has incredible weather, so you will have a great time trekking in the area. Clear blue skies and spectacular views of the snow-clad Himalayas, including Mt Everest. The beautiful weather provides you with incredible adventure in the region.

    You will get the scenic vista of the Himalayas in the Spring season. This season, many wildlife also remain active as they will come out of their hibernation. Green vegetation and wildflowers bloom in the wild, covering the trails. Hence, for these favorable conditions, you should trek in the Everest region in Spring.


    Autumn is another ideal time and peak season for the Everest Base Camp Trek. You will trek through the region's beautiful terrains during the month-long trek. The beautiful trail will have clear blue skies with incredible views of the snow-clad mountains. You will trek on the immense trail with great weather in the region. The moderate temperatures will ensure you can walk in the area without hassle.

    Off seasons

    Besides that, you can travel during the off-season as well. These off-seasons will provide you with many challenges. The winters are more challenging in the region due to frigid temperatures. There are high chances of thick levels of snow in the area.

    summer monsoon season has many challenges due to rainy conditions. It also brings weather-related challenges like landslides, avalanches, and slippery and muddy trails. Hence, you will need to prepare well for the Everest Base Camp trek in the region.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulties

    There are various weather-related difficulties faced during this trekking journey. Weather in high altitudes and regions remains unpredictable throughout the year and can change within an hour. Besides that, you will also travel to the uphill and downhill terrains with extreme weather conditions.

    Since the trekkers must travel through this challenging terrain, they must remain fit and flexible during their journey. Trekkers must also have the best physical fitness during the journey. You must train well ahead of the trek with proper training. These include physical strength-building exercises, cardiovascular aerobic exercises, and mental exercises.

    Besides, the trekkers must remain in their tea houses, tiny guest houses. In these teahouses, you will only have a few basic facilities that you might find in the hotels in the cities. But you will find a place to stay and a warm meal in these teahouses. You will have the best hospitality in these tea houses as well.

    Hence, these are the challenges and difficulties of the Everest Base Camp Trek. So, it would help if you managed these aspects during your trekking journey in the Everest region.

    Why Trek in the Everest Base Camp Region?

    Incredible snow-clad Himalayan views

    You can observe an incredible Himalayan vista during the Everest Base Camp trek. The region's scenic landscapes will ensure that you will have the best adventure. You can watch the Himalayas of the Everest Mahalangur range, including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and others.

    There are other scenic vistas of the region, including green hills, pasture land, meadows, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and others in their area. It is one of the most beautiful reasons to take this incredible Himalayan region.

    Adventurous trails

    The adventurous trails are another significant reason to take this trek. The diverse terrains of the region are unique from the rest of the country. You will need to trek through many uphill and downhill landscapes to arrive at the destination. Trekkers will pass through hills, waterfalls, rivers, and lakes. You will have a great adventure in a short time during this trek.

    Wildlife exploration opportunities

    Trekkers will have a great time exploring the region's rare and endangered wildlife species. The beautiful natural terrains of the Himalayan region are pretty enchanting. These wildlife animals include Himalayan Tahrs, snow leopards, black bears, danphe, and others. If you travel in the peak season or Spring and Autumn, they will come out of hibernation, and you will have a better chance of observing them.

    Cultural exploration opportunities

    This Everest Base Camp trek provides travelers with an excellent opportunity for cultural exploration. There are many local settlements that you will pass through in the trials of the EBC trek. You will get to observe the locals practicing their religion and culture.

    Hence, you will have a great time exploring the cultural landscapes and interacting with the locals with a professional guide. They will help you understand their cultural heritage and tradition more intimately.

    Safe and comfortable trekking adventure

    This incredible EBC trek is a safe trekking package provided by us. This package will ensure that the trekkers will have a comfortable adventure. You will trek with the help of a professional guide. If you travel with us, you will find that our trekking itineraries are compact but also filled with required acclimatization. Hence you will have a tremendous relaxing trekking journey on the beautiful Everest Base Camp trails.

    Essential Aspects of the Everest Base Camp Trek

    Trekking guides

    Since this is a high-altitude trek, you must get the best professional guides which have previously trekked in the region. They will help you navigate and keep you safe throughout the trails from injuries, altitude sickness, and other emergencies. In case of any emergency, these guides will help you tackle them and evacuate you if necessary. These guides will also act as your companion and motivate you to complete the high-altitude trek.


    Acclimatization is essential for any trekking adventures in the region. Since you will be traveling at a high altitude of 5000m and above, you should explore and adapt to the changing high altitude conditions. This acclimatization process will help you tackle altitude sickness in the region.

    Some methods of tackling altitude sickness include regular water intake and proper rest. You can also avoid caffeine, smoking, and alcohol products and carry Diamox tablets during the trek. This is an anti-nausea medication.

    Trekking gears and equipment

    Trekkers taking this high-altitude track should also carry proper gear and equipment. They will help you take you through the region's uphill and downhill challenging terrain. It should include various gears to keep you safe, including poles, crampons, and others.

    Travel Insurance

    Trekkers must also get travel insurance coverage along the trails. This travel insurance will cover various aspects like injuries, accidents, altitude sickness, etc. Besides that, you will also get coverage for loss, theft, and damage to property.

    The travel insurance should also cover helicopter evacuation, costing around $4000 to $5000 in the higher altitude region. You must consider that travel insurance must cover higher altitudes above 4000 meters.

    Trekking permit

    This high-altitude trekking journey requires you to possess various tracking permits. The trekking permits that you need to get depend upon the region of your travel. Generally, for the Everest Base Camp trek, you will require Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit.

    Training Regime for the Everest Base Camp Trek

    There are three types of training you should do before your trekking journey. These trekking regimes will help you gain fitness for the trek, and you will remain flexible on the long journey.

    Physical exercises

    The first training that you must consider is the physical exercises which are the strength and endurance-building exercises. You can do this exercise by yourself or with the help of your gym trainer. This will help you gain essential fitness and strength to track the uphill and downhill terrains easily. It will help you gain endurance for challenging conditions, and you will not give up easily at high altitude conditions.

    Cardiovascular aerobic exercises

    These exercises will help you remain flexible along the trail. Flexibility is necessary at a high altitude as it will help you tackle injuries, cramps, and blisters along the route. You will be able to trek without any discomfort with the help of these exercises.

    Another exciting aspect of this training is that you can breathe easily in low Oxygen and air pressure conditions. You can perform these exercises yourself by cycling, hiking, jogging, and others. Squatting and other exercises in the gym are also ideal.

    Mental exercises

    It would help if you considered mental exercise before going on the EBC trek. These exercises will help you remain calm and positive during the arduous journey. You will get to track through some challenging terrains, so you must have a positive attitude during the trip.

    You must be positive to succeed, even if you are physically fit. Hence, this is one of the most critical aspects of the training. You can also take practice hikes in nearby regions or learn about the track before starting your journey.

    Packing List - Everest Base Camp Trek


    • Thermal Underwear
    • Trekking boots
    • Waterproof trekking pants
    • Woolen gloves
    • Full Sleeve shirts
    • Pair of Sandals
    • Warm hat
    • Down jacket
    • Windcheaters
    • Socks
    • Umbrella/ Raincoat


    • Shampoo
    • Soap
    • Toilet Paper
    • Sanitary pads/ Tampons
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Face towel
    • Lip Balm
    • Moisturizer
    • Hand Sanitizers
    • Quick drying towel
    • Wet wipes

    First Aid

    • Diamox tablets
    • Water purification tablets
    • Anti-nauseant
    • Imodium
    • Paracetamol
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Antibacterial sanitizer

    Basic Accessories

    • Sunglasses
    • Power banks
    • Extra batteries
    • Solar chargers
    • Playing Cards
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Notebook and Map
    • Books or Kindle
    • Trekking Poles
    • Sunglasses
    • High SPF sunscreen

    Important documents

    • Passport
    • Travel permits
    • Travel Insurance
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