Everest Base Camp Trek

The Mt Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular hiking trails in Nepal, and offers breath-taking scenery as well as unique Sherpa culture. Trekkers can visit ancient monasteries and villages along the way.  Walk through the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, visit the famous Tengboche Monastery before heading to Everest Base Camp. The natural beauty, fascinating culture and a personal sense of achievement, as well as warm Nepali hospitality, makes the Everest Base Camp trek one of the world’s most unforgettable treks.

Begin your journey in Kathmandu where there is time for sightseeing before flying to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Follow the Dudh Koshi River to the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar where we rest before continuing to Tengboche Monastery and Dingboche.

Here we stop to acclimatize before continuing to Lobuche (4,930 m.) and onwards to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m.). Climb Kala Patthar (5,546 m.) for staggering views of the world's highest mountain. We descend through picturesque Sherpa villages to Lukla via Namche Bazaar before leaving the mountains behind for our return flight to Kathmandu. 

This Mt Everest Base Camp tour package is designed to allow you to focus on what's important - enjoying the Himalayan scenery while hiking in Nepal, and testing yourself against the world's most famous mountain - while we take care of the details. We're a team of Himalayan travel experts, with years of experience trekking in Nepal, plus all profits support the work of our charity in Nepal. 



Maximum elevation: 5,540 m
Level of difficulty: Medium to hard
Availability: March to May & September to November

* Price based on twin share accommodation. Single room supplement available subject to availability
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  • International airfare to Nepal

  • Nepal tourist visa

  • Comprehensive travel insurance. Click here for an insurance quote.

  • Meals in Kathmandu

  • Alcoholic or soft drinks, including bottled water (we recommend using filters or supporting safe drinking water programme)

  • Laundry

  • Tips for trekking porters

Trip Inclusions

  • Return domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla

  • All meals on the trek

  • 4 nights accommodation in a comfortable hotel in Kathmandu

  • 12 nights tea house lodge accommodation during the trek in twin/triple sharing and occasionally dormitory style.

  • Trekking permits

  • English speaking guide

  • Guide and porters on the trek




Arrive Kathmandu
Altitude: 1,400 m.


Explore Kathmandu, including the UNESCO World Heritage sites, and prepare for your trek.
Altitude: 1,400 m.


Kathmandu to Phakding. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is spectacular. From Lukla, the trail descends before following the Dudh Koshi river through forests and spectacular waterfalls. Passing through the village of Ghat, the trail continues to climb to Phakding.
Walking time: 4 hrs
Altitude: 2,610 m.


Climb from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. For the first couple of hours the trail climbs uphill, crossing suspension bridges and gradually ascending to the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, the official entrance to the Everest Region. The final climb to Namche takes around 3 hours, and it is important to rest and drink plenty of water as you are now gaining altitude.
Walking time: 6.5 hrs
Altitude: 3,440 m.

DAY 5 

Rest day in Namche Bazaar. Although this is a rest day, it is recommended to go on a day hike to higher altitude and return to Namche. Namche has lots of little shops and cafes, which are fun to explore.
Altitude: 3,440 m.


Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. Follow the path above Namche to a viewpoint offering spectacular views of Thamserku and Amadablam. Descend to the river valley for lunch before climbing through thick forest to Tengboche, which has the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region.
Walking time: 5 hrs
Altitude: 3,860 m.


Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. The sunrise over Everest and Amadablam from Tengboche is worth getting up early for! Today’s trek begins with a short descent through birch and rhododendron forest, passing numerous mani walls as the scenery changes to more dry and rocky. Walk through the typical Sherpa village of Pangboche before reaching Dingboche.
Walking time: 6 hrs
Altitude: 4,410 m.


Rest day in Dingboche. Take an acclimatisation hike to Chhukhung, to help your body adjust to the increasing altitudes ahead. 
Walking time: 3-5 hrs
Altitude: 4,600 m.


Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche. The trail starts by climbing out of Dingboche, and you’ll notice how much the landscape has changed and almost all vegetation has disappeared. Follow the valley past streams and lakes, and ascend to Lobuche, one of the last settlements on the way to Everest with overnight lodging.
Walking time: 6 hrs
Altitude: 4,940 m.

DAY 10

Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp, return to Gorak Shep. The trail from Lobuche to Gorak Shep runs parallel to the Khumbu Glacier, the world’s highest glacier. Continue on to Everest Base Camp, the foot of the highest mountain in the world! The views from here are unbelievable. Return to sleep at Gorak Shep, which is at a lower altitude than Base Camp.
Walking time: 7-8 hrs
Altitude: 5,160 m.

DAY 11

Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar, and descend to Pheriche. Gorak Shep is at the foot of Kala Patthar, a 5,643 m. mountain with probably the best views of Everest in the entire Khumbu region. Climb it in time for sunrise for unforgettable views. The descent down to Pheriche afterwards is long but steadily downhill.
Kala Patthar climb: 2-3 hrs; Gorak Shep to Pheriche walking time: 5 hrs
Altitude: 4,940 m.

DAY 12

Pheriche to Pangboche. Today, continue your steady descent to lower altitudes. The temperatures will be warmer, and any effects of the high altitude that you might have been feeling is likely to fade as you descend.
Walking time: 3 hrs
Altitude: 3,860 m.

DAY 13

Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar. Today you can look forward to being back in Namche Bazaar, with its variety of restaurants and shops. It might feel funny to be back in a town, but you can enjoy some home comforts again.
Walking time: 5 hrs
Altitude: 3,440 m.

DAY 14

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. This journey that took a couple of days on the way up can be descended in a single day.
Walking time: 6 hrs
Altitude: 2,860 m.

DAY 15

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Altitude: 1,400 m.

DAY 16

Kathmandu: sightseeing, shopping, relaxing.
Altitude: 1,400 m.

DAY 17

Depart Kathmandu.

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