Everest Base camp trek Itinerary
Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmanduu
Welcome to Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal, a city of fascination of diversities of lives. You will be transferred to your hotel by private transportation and a short briefing is provided as a formality about the trek itinerary and your stay in Nepal. You can take a rest or walk around the town with or without our assistance.
Day 02 – Sightseeing / Cultural Day inside Kathmandu Valley
Today you can enjoy the sightseeing around different UNESCO world heritage sites inside the Kathmandu valley with professional tour guide during your day time. In the evening you can enjoy the traditional Nepali dinning.
Day 03 – Kathmandu to Phakding (2610m)
we will catch a early 30 minute flight to lukla, you will be picked up by our guide from your hotel or from the lukla airport. Here we will meet our porters and manage our luggage, we will move to the north from the airstrip toward tharo koshi khola, from where we start to a climb a lil bit towards phakding, the trail is beautiful with painted mani stones through out the path. (3 hrs)
Day 04 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3420m)
from today we will follow the Dudh Koshi river valley, with the climb from the start, over a rocky ridge towards Benkar. We will cross several small villages with forest of rhododendron, fir and magnolia, witnessing their colourful flower if you are somewhere in april. Just before Monjo we will have to pass through the Sagarmath national park’s check point. Just few descents and mostly ascending up towards the valley will lead us to Namche Bazar. (3420m) the biggest trading point along the trail with numberious shops and restaurants to hangout. (6 hrs)
Day 05 – Acclimatisation in Namche Bazaar
today we stay here to acclimatized our body as we will be passing through the thin air from here. So on this day we take a short hike to Khunde and Khumjung. We will start by making a steep an hour climb to the airstrip (unused), from where we make a slow assend to khumjung, one of the largest village in the region, we will have lunch here and return back to Namche.(5 hrs)
Day 06 – Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)
after a short steep climb we will follow the trail to tenboche, making lots of ups and down. The trail today passes through the beautiful forest; we might see some colourful pheasant and some animals like blue sheep, red panda and others. After reaching phunki thanga we climb steep up towards Tengboche. from here we can have one of the worlds most magnificent view of giant Himalayas; Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Ama Dablan, Kantega and Thamserku. (5 hrs).
Day 07 – Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m)
we start our day walking easy down through the beautiful forest of briches, conifers and rhododendron till imja khola (stream). After this we climb passing incredibly carved mani stones to panboche (3860m). from there the trail enters the alpine vegetetation with beautiful medows and junipers going on shorter. After we cross the khumbu khola (stream) we will reach pheriche. (4:30 hrs)
Day 08 – Acclimatisation day in Pheriche
this is our next stop for acclimitazation day, as we will be heading higher, its most essential we keep our body to work on little to get used to. We can spend a good day hiking to nearby settlement and enjoying the awesome view of Island Peak (6189m), the south face of Lothse and the south eastern face of Ama Dablam.
Day 09 – Pheriche to thokla (4620m)
we are already on high altitude alpine zone of Nepal so we start slowly enjoying the view of valley. we will have to make steep climbing to reach thokla, in between we will have to pass through many small streams, just got out from the glaciers. (3 hrs)
Day 10 – thokla to Lobuche (4930m)
from here the trail goes straight up to thokla pass (4830m), where is also a memorial place for many mountaineer who died during the expedition. We keep on walking slowly to Lobuche, a wonderful high altitude village to stop by.
Day 11 – Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m)
the trail continues with dry medows besides the glacial morain, you will be wandering how those yaks could go up higher to graze on the edge. It will be a stunning view to observes yaks garzing on these high medows. We will be climbing steep leaving the medows back and entering the rocky glacial land, which will give you the feeling of adventure and challenge. The view of mount Pumori and kalapathar rises up to make your walk more pleasant. We will reach to gorakshep, have a lunch, leave our backpack and trek light to Everest base camp and return back to hotel in gorakshep. (6 hrs)
Day 12 – Gorak Shep to Lobuche (4930m)
we will wake up early in the morning to make steep ascent to kala pattar (5545m). this will be your most rewarding day to see the best view of high Himalayas and the valleys, as you stand just in between all of those natural wonders. We will return to gorakshep and continue to lobuche (6 hrs)
Day 13 – Lobuche to Dingboche (4360m)
we descent down to thokla, from here we follow a trail to dingboche, staying high above the vally, the view from here are stunning. We descent to dingboche after passing through small settle ment called chorten. (4 hrs)
Day 14 – Dingboche to Tengboche
the trail descends down to imja valley, after crossing the khumbu stream we climt to join the trail to Tengboche. (3 hrs)
Day 15 – Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
today we walk down following the trail to namche bazaar.(5 hrs).
Day 16 - Namche Bazaar to Lukla
from namche we will target directly to reach Lukla and get our flight confirmed for tomorrow, a long day but surely way comparing to what we walked on higher altitude. (7 hrs).
Day 17 – Lukla to Kathmandu
The 35 minutes flight from Lukla will bring us back to Kathmandu. You will be dropped at your hotel. Or
you can also choose walk down to Jiri exploring the lower everest region. increases your trekking for a week. you can drive to kathmandu from jiri.
Day 18 – Kathmandu
Departure from Kathmandu or extend you trip
Note: This is the standard itinerary designed to provide enough space to explore more part of the counrty and trail of your holiday. Also the overnight stay during trail are fixed being aware of the possible altitudesickness.
we can customized your trip as per your personal/family/friends way of travelling. contact our Nepal expert
Everest Base camp trek Quick Highlight
Trip Name: Everest Base Camp Trek
Duration: 18 Days
Distance: 75 Km. Round Trip
Trip Type: Tea House/Camping
Trekking Grade: Moderate
Best season: September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year )
Transportation: Land or Flight
Accommodation: Hotel/ Resort (Kathmandu ) & tea house( during the trek )or camping
Highest access of the trek: Everest Base Camp (5486m)