Everest Base Camp Trek

15 Days

There are two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest, South Base Camp Trek is in Nepal. At an altitude of 5,364(17,598ft).

8848.86 m Everest is Earth’s highest mountain above sea level, located in the sub-range of Mahalangur in the Himalayas the two border runs across its summit point Nepal and China.

The Everest Base Camp trek on the Nepal side, at an elevation of 5,364 m (17,597ft), is one of the most popular trekking routes about 40k people per year successfully return back to Lukla Airport, a domestic airport and altiport in small town of Lukla, in Khumbu Pasanglhamu Solukhumbu District, Koshi provision of Nepal. The airport is popular because it is a gateway for trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. There are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu.

Capital of Sherpa, Namche Bazar

From Lukla, Climbers trek upwards to the Namche Bazar the capital of Sherpa 3440 meters, following the Dudh Koshi River Valley. Typically at this point climbers allow themselves for acclimatization. The town has a number of Lodging and stores catering to the needs of visitors as well there are the numerous cafes for internet facility. Irish Pub is one of the highest and most remote pub in the world that can be seeing in this trek.

Coming from Namche Bazaar or Tengboche, Dengboche is the better alternative. There are no roads that go to the village, only trails, and trekkers use the traditional trail via Tengboche monastery, but recently, Nong La and Phortse has gained popularity due to impressive view it offers.

Trek to Kala Patthar most popular Everest Landmark

Kala Patthar is a notable landmark located on the Himalayas above Garakshep, the ascent of Kala Patthar is very popular with trekkers in the region of Mount Everest camp since it provides the most accessible close-up view of Everest, Nuptse and Changtse are spectacular form Kala Patthar and there are glimpses of the northern flank and summit of Lhotse. The world’s highest webcamp, Mount Everest Webcam, was located here. Kala Patthar is the highest altitude to reach with climbing permit, which can be obtained.

Other names:

“Peak XV” (temporary, assigned by British Imperial Survey)

Deodungha” (Old Darjeeling)

Sagarmāthā” (Nepali)

Gauri Shankar,” “Gaurishankar,” or “Gaurisankar” (misattribution; used occasionally until about 1900.

Most treks are covered during May, before the summer monsoon season. As the monsoon season approaches, the jet stream shifts northward, thereby reducing the wind speeds on the mountain. Other trek are continued during  September and October, after the monsoons, when the jet stream is again temporarily pushed northward, the additional snow deposited by the monsoons and the less stable weather patterns at the monsoons’ tail end makes climbing extremely difficult.

Everest base camp has been host to other winter sports and adventuring besides trek and mountaineering, including camp snowboarding, skiing, rock climbing, Slang line and BASE jumping.

Major Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek

  1. World’s highest trek Mt. Everest Base Camp.
  2. Kalapatthar – majestic viewpoint
  3. Tengboche Monastery
  4. Nepal’s biggest Khumbu icefall and longest Ngozumpa glaciers
  5. Gokyo Lakes & Gokyo RI
  6. Three high passes (Kongma-La, Cho-la & Renjo-la pass)
  7. Hillary Museum
  8. Namche Bazaar-the Sherpa’s Capital
  9. Sagarmatha National Park- Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
  10. Traditional Sherpa village, culture, traditions & hospitality
  11. Everest Base Camp Trek with Peak climbing and Sports.

Experience a Helicopter flight above the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Itinerary

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a trek
Briefing and afterwards you are invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Included meals: Bed]

KTM Sightseeing tour will commence after breakfast on most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites; Swayambhu Stupa- an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley and popular with “Monkey Temple”, Boudha Stupa- a largest stupas in Nepal, Pashupatinathsignificant Shiva Temple & cremation center of KTM Valley. After complete sightseeing tour we return to hotel & do preparation for the Himalayas trek.
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]

Fly to Lukla. We make an early start to take a spectacular, short mountain flight to Lukla & from here we’ll, our trek. Watch out for the Langtang, Jugal ranges then the Rolwaling Himal, Gaurisankar & Menlumtse before getting your first glimpse of Everest on the flight. We'll meet our trekking crew at the Lukla airstrip where we’ll spend a few minutes sorting out bags etc. Before setting off through this winding village to the trek start proper at the Khumbu ‘gateway’. It’s gently downhill on pitched stone trails through low rhododendron forest, small ‘garden’ farms & old and new hamlets to the banks of the foaming Dudh Koshi River. There will be plenty of short stops to meet the locals, take photographs and just soak up the scenery & the clear mountain air as we meander along, the undulating trail glimpsing views of 6000m snow-capped peaks high above. Passing the enormous Mani stone at Thado Koshi we meander up through the many chortens & prayer wheels of Sano & along to our destination Phakding. The afternoon is free. For those who wish to we’ll make a short trip up to the higher village and delightful tiny Gonpa perched on the valley side. Gather again for pre-dinner drinks round the dinning fire followed by evening meal.
[Included meals: Lunch+Dinner]

After breakfast at lodge, we trek to Namche following with the left bank of Dudh Koshi River.While following the level path along the right bank from the resort, Thamserkhu 6623m looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, we arrive at Banker. Walking on the riverbed on the left bank, through a forest we arrive at Chumow where we can visit the Vegetable Farm. Walking along a path with many ups and downs, crossing a stream you pass by a small village located at 2840m gaining with 230m from Phakding named Monjo. We stop for lunch here. Then from Monjo, descending stone steps you come to a suspension bridge, and, after a short climb you reach Jorsale. This is the entrance to the National Park. Walking beside the river, we reach a forested mountainside and pass a rocky area. After crossing a high, winding path, we descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. The river forks here: the rightstream is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the BhoteKoshi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing another suspension bridge and walking a short distance alongside the Bhote Koshi, we ascend to Top Dhara Where we will get the first view of Mount Everest. From here we ascend gradually up to Namche Bazaar (The Sherpa capital).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]

We climb up to the Sherpa Culture Museum with its fine displays, photos and background information. We continue climb up to the Everest View Hotel, after we visit to picturesque Sherpa village Khumjung and Kunde where we visit the Edmund Hillary hospital, and after we return to Namche via Shyangboche where we have a relaxed afternoon. The rewarding hike offers us splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserkhu, Kongde, Gang Tega & Taboche, the wall of Nuptse, Lhotse, and while to the west and northern are Kongde Pharchamo, Teng Ragi Tau, Lamuche RI & Pimu. To the south is the Dudh Koshi valley. Also outside is the Tenzing Memorial, bedecked with flags and an image of the famed climber, the next board has a poem dedicated to Tenzing Norgey Sherpa, written by Ramsey Ullman.[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]

From here we short climb up and cross the Sagarmatha National Park, further trail is quite scenic on gentle flat and not so far walk, the trail to the Phortse climbs up and is then narrow beside a towering rock face. The normal path contours around a bluff and steadily gains height to a large white stupa on the skyline and appears closer than it is Yaks often graze here. The trek offers us stupendous views of Ama Dablam and the hidden Hongu valley peaks and Kangtega. From the stupa part of the route is somewhat frustrating. The village of Phortse can be clearly see just across the valley. From here we descend a long way to the Dudh Koshi River. The route is pleasant through tress down to the teahouse of Phortse Tenga. From here we continue down, passing a camp/lodge in the forest, to a wooden bridge across the river and from here finally we short steep climb and reach at Phortse village. The Phortse monastery is located above thevillage. The village said to be the landing place of Lama Sangwa Dorje, who took to flight in one legend. Trek via Phortse Sherpa village is good idea.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]

From here we climbing up the hillside, taking any zigzag path upwards upper part of Phortse near the monastery. The trail to Pangboche is truly spectacular. The trek offers us superb views not see on the main route from the Namche to the Pangboche. The trail goes up and downs, with Thamserkhu and Kangtega visible initially. As it rounds a bluff, Ama Dablam is seen in all its grandeur. Continuing around, the trail enters a small gully. The path zigzags up briefly but steeply; take it steadily and we will be rewarded with superb views at the chest. Further short walk bring us to Pangboche, where we can extend our trip to Ama DBC. From here we climb up through large tress near the teahouse. This climbs briefly, then drops and contours for 15mins.

The village of Somare (1010m) and Osrho are a short climb. We walk fairly steep climb to reach Dingboche. Finally, the path crests a small ridge and we see the village of our destination 4410m. [Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]

It is necessary to take a day to rest and acclimatize before going higher. The best option is hike up the valley to Chhukung (4730m) and onwards Island Peak (Imja Tse) or hike up the Nangkartshang (5000m) for short walk. About the hiking destination you will discuss with your trek guide during the briefing after dinner. The day hike offers us great views of the Imja valley, Makalu, Amphu Laptse and the diverse landscapes surrounding the valley. After we return to the Dingboche and relax in the afternoon.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]

The trail to Lobuche leaves Dingboche to the north of the village and from the village it can be clearly see climbing to the ridge. From here we see good views ahead along this lateral marine and 3hr or trek will bring us to Dugla (4620m). From here our trip begins with stiff climb up the side of the marine that marks the end of the vast Khumbu Glacier. Climbing constantly, the trail heads among boulders and crests the rise near a series of small shortens. We will see various memorials here that have been killed in the Khumbu. We cross the usually half-frozen river and keeps to the foot of low hills all the way to Lobuche. Lobuche is not the most inspiring night stop, but the views of Nuptse are certainly memorable.
[Include meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]

Initial walk begins with gentle climb after an hour so there is the first steep but shorter climb up on to more moraines. This is the snout detritus of the receding Changri Nup and Changri Shar glacier that flow from the northern flanks of Pumori as well as the peaks of Changri and Khumbu. Further trail is underfoot with large boulders and irregular stones. Crossing these moraine areas is tiring and the wind is often icy. Further short walk brings us to Gorak Shep. From here we continue to Everest Base Camp with taking tents, all kitchen items with logistic team. The trek begins with winds and ducks around boulders, rocky clumps and the huge moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base camp. With tremendous ice spires and cathedrallike blocks of ice, the setting has drama of its own. The ice is quite the most Astonishing gateway to any mountain in the Himalaya, an almost intoxicating highway to the sky. The trek offers us outstanding close-up views of Khumbu Ice Fall, Lhotse, Nuptse and the mountains separating Nepal from Tibet, including Pumori, Marine rocks. Next morning retrace Steps to Gorak Shep (5140m/ 16863.52 ft.) and enjoy the views.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]

From here we cross the dried-up lake and start climbing steeply up and the lower ridge of Kala Pathar. Everest soon appears and gives a great boost to the spirits. Hike to Kala Pattar is mind-blowing and from the spot offer us 360-degree panorama views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, the great snake of the Khumbu Glacier tumbles and wriggles down, with Ama Dablam dominating the horizon, Makalu, Nuptse, beyond the peaks above Namche: Kangtega and Thamserkhu. A beautiful contorted, tangled know of spires and peaks attracts the eye to the west. Looking to the east, it is black rocky, south West of Face of Everest that grabs all the attenuation. After all the adrenalin charged climbing and the excited photo-snapping from heavensent Kala Pattar, Gorakshep is a few easy minutes down, well under an hour. After breakfast we back down to Phereche. From Dugla we head down a chute to the side valley with Taboche peak on the right. Alternate optionThe day you can helicopter ride to Lukla or KTM or can join Imja Tse (Island Peak Climbing-6160m or Mera Peak Climbing-6470m via passes less tourist route Amphu Lapcha or continue to Gokyo Lakes Trek & Renjo La Pass via Cho La Pass & along the route you can also make plan to climb Nirekha Peak - 6159m. it require just few days additional days.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]

Once back on the main trail the route heads to lower Pangboche and from here the path contours above the river now far below the path. You will get opportunity to take various Mani Walls along here with a muchphotographed stupa/Chorten. After dropping to a bridge over the Imja Khola, the trail heads into wispy juniper forest. Further walking along a level patch of ground through the forest brings us to Debouche and gradually to Tengboche (3860m). Tengboche Monastery is Tibetan Buddhist Monastery of the Sherpa community. From here we walk down into much depleted forest. The trail is dusty and descends fairly rapidly into thicker forests then steeply down to the river at funky Phunki Tenga (3250m. After crossing the river on a wide suspension bridge, the pat climbs relentlessly up. En route are the lodges and lunch stop of lower Teshinga. We again climb on and around to Sanasa (3700m), descend to cross a riverbed. Walking through pleasant forest we will soon reach Kyangjuma and Namche.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]

We retrace our steps from day 03&04. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a strain on the knees and trekking poles will come in handy. We take frequent stops where we can have relaxed tea & enjoy. From Lukla; you can back to KTM by Heli charter too in instead the plane.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner & Bed and Breakfast in Ktm].

We retrace our steps from day 03&04. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a strain on the knees and trekking poles will come in handy. We take frequent stops where we can have relaxed tea & enjoy. From Lukla; you can back to KTM by Heli charter too in instead the plane.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner & Bed and Breakfast in Ktm].

After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Reflect on the incredible memories and achievements of your Everest Base Camp trek as you say goodbye to Nepal, carrying the spirit of the Himalayas with you.

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts: Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Local Tea House
  • 5 to 10 Hours
  • 5,545m
  • Private Transportation + Flight
  • March-May, Sept-Dec