Travel to the best mountain region in the world with our Everest Base Camp Trekking. Be a part of the most thrilling and exciting adventure in the world.
Everest Base Camp Trekking, one of the best, Everest trekking package, lets you enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the majestic and the tallest mountain of the world – Mount Everest along with many natural, scenic and cultural beauty of the region. We at MoutainRoutes, have designed this special 14 days trekking package for the people who are daring and adventurous enough to explore the base camp of the tallest mountain in the world.
This Everest trekking packages, will take you through the wonderland of the Everest region and give you ever-lasting memories of the mountains and its people. This trek will get you as top as 5364 meters at Everest Base Camp. Throughout this trek, you will be able to enjoy the scenic natural beauty of the beautiful mountains, hanging icicles, glacial lakes, as well as the culture of the Sherpas and their antique monasteries.
You will be exploring many interesting things such as Sagarmatha National Park, Sherpa Cultural Museum, Tengboche Monastery, sunrise over the beautiful mountain ranges including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and so on, in this Everest trekking packages. Also, the school established by Sir Edmund Hillary himself is situated at Khumjung village.
In the land of the Himalayas, every step you take will continue to awe you more and more, until you are left with a heart full of amazing scenes and a mind full of these everlasting, amazing memories. And believe us, this will be the greatest trip, and unlike anything, you have ever experienced.
Best time for this Everest trekking packages is during the Spring (February to June), Autumn (September and November). Hiking is possible during the winter and monsoon season too, but the weather might not be favourable for everyone, due to the foggy and cloudy weather.
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,600 ft)
Lukla ( 2,840 m 9,318 feet) to Phakding (2,610 m / 8,563 feet)
Distance: 8.2 km / 5.1 miles
Duration: 30 min flight / 03-04 hrs walk
Phakding to Namche Bazaar ( 3,440 m / 11,286 ft)
Distance: 10.9 km / 6.8 miles
Duration: 06-07 hrs walk
Namche Bazaar Acclimatization walk to Everest view hotel ( 3,880 m / 12,730 ft)
Distance: 5.4 km / 3.4 miles
Duration: 03 hrs walk round trip
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m / 12,664ft)
Distance: 9.6 km / 6 miles
Duration: 05-06 hrs walk
Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m / 14, 469 ft)
Distance: 10.5 km / 6.5 miles
Duration: 05-06 hrs walk
Dingboche Acclimatization walk to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083m / 16,667 ft)
Distance: 5.1 km / 3.2 miles ( round trip)
Duration: 04-05 hrs walk
Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m 16,109 ft)
Distance: 7.9 km / 4.9 miles
Duration: 04-05 hrs walk
Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,125 m / 16,814 ft) and EBC 5,364 m/ 17,598 ft)
Distance: 4.5 km / 2.8 miles and 7.2 km / 4.5 miles
Duration: 03 hrs walk and 04 hrs walk round trip
Gorakh Shep to Kalapathar ( 5,540m / 18,176 ft) and Gorakh Shep to Pheriche ( 4,240 m / 13,911 ft)
Distance: 3.7 km / 2.3 miles ( round trip) and 11.5 km / 7.1 miles)
Duration: 03 hrs walk ( round trip) and 05 hrs
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,286 ft)
Distance: 19.5 km / 12.1 miles
Duration: 06-07 hrs walk
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840 m / 9,318 ft)
Distance: 19.1 km / 11.9 miles
Duration: 06-07 hrs walk
Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,600 ft)
Duration: 30 min flight
After you land in the Kathmandu city, one of our representatives will pick you up from the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). They will be helping you get to your hotel and also give you the details about the trekking and schedules. You can rest or explore the beautiful city of temples – Kathmandu, during your first day.
On second day of our Everest trekking, we will take an early morning flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is a short flight of 35 minutes. There you will be introduced to your team, your guide and porters who will be helping you through the trek.
Lukla to Phakding trek will start with a gradual descent till Phakding via Chheplung and Ghat village. We will trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside of the Dudh Koshi river. The trekking distance is 6.2 kilometers and the time taken by most travelers is about 3 hours but some might take a bit more time than that. After this short trek, we will reach Phakding in the late afternoon where we will be resting for the day.
After having breakfast at Phakding we will begin our trek to Namche Bazar. This is a very interesting part of the whole trek. This trek will take you through two of the famous glacial rivers -Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi river. You will also get to see the wonderful snow-capped mountain Kushum Kanguru (6369 m) and Thamserku (6623 m). Through pine forests, crossing suspension bridges and several Sherpa villages, you will enjoy the scenic and cultural beauty of this region.
After trekking for some time, we will reach the junction of two rivers – Dudh Koshi river and Bhote Koshi river. From here, we will continue our trek and encounter excellent views of Mt. Everest (8848 m) and Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), finally reaching Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is surrounded from 3 sides by mountain ranges and is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other essential items.
On day 4 of our Everest trekking, we will acclimatize at Namche Bazar adjusting to the altitude and the thin air. This is done to accustom ourselves to the climate. To utilize this day, we will be exploring Namche Bazar and visiting nearby places. Cyber-Cafes, restaurants, people over there, their culture and traditions, provide us with enough options to enjoy the amazing town of Namche Bazar. After finishing exploring the town, we still have many places to visit.
Sherpa culture museum, lets us understand extensively about the culture and traditions of the Sherpas. Other than that, other places to visit are Sagarmatha National Park museum, Namche monastery and Tenzing Norgay Memorial museum.
Major point of attraction, during your one day stay at Namche Bazar, is the sunrise view over the Himalayas. It can be done with a short hike to Sagarmatha National Park and the sunrise over the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kongde and so on, can be admired with great awe.
At night, we will be enjoying the traditional Sherpa meal and dive further deep into their life-style. A good-night’s sleep is now all that is left for this day.
Starting our day with an early breakfast, we will be heading to Tengboche. Tengboche is the largest monastery in the region which was built in 1916. The trekking route to Tengboche consists of prayer flags, mani walls (walls with Buddhist prayers carved into them), mountains such as Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501 m). The trek also consists of Himalayan tahr and birds including colorful males and Daphne pheasant.
Upon reaching Tengboche, you will visit the Tengboche monastery full of murals, thankas, a 20-foot Buddha sculpture, musical instruments and robes of the lamas. You can also witness the prayer ceremony in the morning or in the evening.
The trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, of Everest trekking, consists of the alpine forest and Imja river. You will start to see the change in vegetation along the way. Dingboche is a small, scattered village with stoned mani walls and also the highest Sherpa settlement village in the Khumbu region.
We start the trek by following the Imja river before climbing up to the fields of Dingboche. The hike is gradual and offers good opportunity to see the wildlife and closer view of the Himalayan ranges. Before reaching Dingboche, we will have to pass though Pangboche – usually a place, travelers take their lunch.
The trek is continuously up and down so it is better to wear multiple layers of clothes. The accommodation at Dingboche is better and more than the ones in Tengboche. We stay the night at Dingboche
On day 7 of our Everest Base Camp Trek, we will acclimatize at Dingboche. The best way to do that is to hike higher and sleep lower. We will utilize this day by hiking the Nangartshang hill. Due to its high altitude, it is recommended that no less than 6 days be spent acclimatizing, before climbing Nangkartshang Peak on 7th day.
This hike rewards us with an excellent view of Mt. Makalu (8,463m) and an amazing view point of Mt. Ama Dablam. After the hike, we can enjoy strolling around the village, enjoy the view, journal, read or do something interesting.
After staying 2 nights at Dingboche, we will now trek further into our journey, to Lobuche. Our trek will begin with a gentle climb towards the Pheriche Valley. On our way we will also get to see the amazing view of Tawoch and Cholotse mountains.
Further along the trek, we will pass through Thokla Pass where we can see a large collection of tombstones and memorials to lost climbers and Sherpas. We will then pass to the glacial moraine of Khumbu glacier. The beautiful view will keep us motivated. Finally, we will reach Lobuche.
On day 9 of our Everest trekking, we will finally be reaching our destination – Everest Base Camp. After having breakfast at Lobuche, we will embark on our journey to EBC via Gorakshep. It is the most rewarding part of our whole trek.
At first, the trail will take us to the small settlement of Gorakshep over boulders and rough terrain. Gorakshep is the last tea-house settlement in this trekking trail. After lunch at Gorakshep, we will head out to the highest base camp in the world – Everest Base Camp.
The hike to EBC is an exhausting climb which passes through the moraine of Khumbu glacier. This trek provides the traveler with an astounding view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse and others. After the amazing trek to the Everest Base Camp, we will trace our steps back to the teahouse settlement of Gorakshep and rest for a night there.
On the 10th day of our Everest trekking, we will be travelling to the best vantage point to view the sunrise. We can see the best view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. We can enjoy the epic view of sun rays kissing the mountain tips. The hike to Kala Patthar will take about 3 hours but is a hard climb.
After the climb to Kala Patthar, we will embark on an easy climb down to Pheriche. At Pheriche, Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic is situated which mainly focuses on altitude sickness and related problems of trekkers and climbers. Volunteer doctors are present to provide any sort of medical aid. We will stay the night at Pheriche.
On day 11 of our Everest region trek, we will be heading back to Namche Bazar. Today is going to be a little hard and tiring because of the long walk today and the hiking a day before. But it is not something un-doable. Keep going because a good dinner and a decent hot shower awaits you at Namche Bazar.
Today, ont eh 12th day of our Everest trekking, we will trace our steps back from Namche Bazar to Lukla. We begin our trek with breakfast. Lunch will be available on the way. Upon reaching Lukla, we will rest there enjoying a good meal.
We will board on our early flight to the capital – Kathmandu. Upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, we will be greeted and received by our representatives. They will take us to our hotels where we can rest for a while. We can explore the remaining part of Kathmandu today and do some shopping. We can also enjoy the night life at Thamel as this will be the last day in Nepal.
Our Everest trekking ends today. After breakfast at the hotel, you have some leisure time which you can use for resting or some shopping until your departure time. We will provide you with a private transport to the Airport where we will be bidding farewell. We will exchange goodbyes and wish a safe flight back home
It is not difficult and there is no need of prior trekking experience but the total trip length from lukla to Lukla is about 130 km which is 5-6 hrs walking almost everyday. So anyone can complete this trek as long as you are fit and ready to walk for hours.
We have considered the altitude factor and made the itinerary accordingly, so that the trekker’s body slowly gets used to the altitude.
We recommend you to start regular exercise like stair climbing, bike riding and running at least 4-6 weeks before you start the trek.
If you follow the perfect route and itinerary with acclimatization day it definitely helps to minimize the risk of it and altitude sickness is not related with your fitness level and can affect any active trekkers as well.
Please be careful with the symptoms and consult with your guide immediately during your trek if you find any.
Insurance for the EBC trek should cover up to 6,000 meter altitudes so please confirm with your travel insurance regarding the insurance policy that cover all altitude related illness. It should also include coverage for Medical evaluation, repatriation and medical expenses during the trek.
You will not stay at EBC, you will visit there for 1-2 hrs maximum and back to goral shep for night stay.
You can store your extra belongings at your teahouse when you go for base camp and Kalapathar view point.
Also, all your extra luggage can be stored in Kathmandu hotel which are not necessary for your trek.
Yes, you will get Wifi at your teahouse but it costs extra about 5 USD. If you want to take a data package this is also available but you need to buy a local SIM card for that.
There are variations of route for Everest Base camp depending upon the interest of the trekkers. Most popular are as follows:
EBC with Gokyo Lake: This route will add 3-4 days on the regular EBC trek.
EBC via Jiri: This route also adds 2-3 days if you want to avoid the flight.
EBC with three high passes: This is more harder than the other route but the views are amazing. You can do any of these passes.
Kongma La 5,535 m
Cho La 5,380 m
Renjo La 5,388 m
Most of the Everest Base Camp route has a network coverage but it is not reliable everytime. But still you can use Wifi which will cost extra. If you want to buy SIM then I would recommend you to buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara, don’t wait till you reach Lukla. Ncell sim card works pretty well until Tengboche but after that network is on and off and not reliable but in Gorakh shep it works
It is always good to expect minimum so expect to get rice and lentil soup and some curry at higher altitude. In Namche bazaar there are restaurants and bars.
Accommodation is typically small room with two beds with no any furnitures. Toilet is outside or separate from the room which could be squat at some higher altitude. You get hot water on a bucket with an extra fee. Dining area will be heated. During the high season there might not be enough quilt so better to take a sleeping bag with you. In lower altitude accommodation is comparatively nice and rooms are quite bigger with tables and chairs with western toilets but manual flush
It is possible to do this trek if you have a self confidence and if you enjoy walking multiple days and flexible to live with basic facilities. That means you can do 80% of it. If you do some exercise in a regular way 4-6 weeks before to make your body train then you can do it comfortably.
Water from the tap, stream are not safe to drink directly but if you use the water purifying tablets, drops or use any purifying livestock bottle then it will be good to drink and also good for environment. You can buy the boiled water at the teahouses.
There are two ways to reach Lukla, by Flight / Heli and by walk.
Normally trekkers use flight which takes about 30 min to reach lukla from Kathmandu. If you wante to go via land then it will add 2-3 days more on your itinerary to reach EBC and then follow the same itinerary from Phakding to EBC.
Lukla airport is considered as one of the dangerous airpot but having said that there will be more than 20 flights in a single day during the tourist season and it is quite safe. If you really want to avoid to flying to Lukla then you have another option which is starting the trek from Jiri which is 5-6 days more. And the other option is starting the trek from Phaplu which also adds 2-3 days in regular itinerary of everest region.
Yes, you need to keep some days extra for everest region trek because it is very hard to predict the weather forecast of the mountain region so it is better to have some extra days than the itinerary.
You can get all the trekking gears in Kathmandu or Pokhara but quality is not good like original. They just put the brand name which is fake. There are few branded shops but it could be expensive to buy it here in Nepal than back home.
As we say these are fake but still works fine depending upon how long trek you are doing. If you are doing long trek and challenging trek then I would recommend you to get the good quality one and if you are doing the moderate level trek then you can buy it here in Nepal.
Just be aware that if sleeping bag works for -20 C then it could work for only -10 C and for down jacket if they say 900 fill then it is likely to be 700 fill.
I strongly recommend you to bring the trekking boots from back home and used one and sun glasses. Other gears is up to you.