Everest Base Camp Trek
ABOUT EVEREST BASE CAMP
Altitude - 5,364m (17,598ft)
Best months to go: March - May, October - December
This traditional Everest Base Camp trek is perhaps the most famous in the world. Ideal for those who are new to the delights of trekking or those with limited time. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the wonderful hustle and bustle, sights and smells of this vibrant capital. We then make an early departure to the famous Lukla airstrip where our journey into the heart of Nepal begins.
You will find yourself immersed in the wonders of this beautiful country, with its idyllic blue roofed houses, colourful prayer flags, fragrant rhododendrons, friendly Sherpa life and breath-taking scenery. We trek through the prosperous Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar and many other delightful Sherpa villages, including Tengboche with its impressive temple and the quieter farming village of Dingboche. At many points along this route you will stand in awe amidst breath-taking mountain views of one of the most beautiful peaks in the world; Ama Dablam, leading to the towering faces of Everest itself.
We arrive at Everest Base camp and finally complete our impressive journey with an ascent of the magnificent peak of Kala Patthar at 5,644m. Your dreams will be fulfilled as you are rewarded with an awesome 360 degree panorama of spectacular 8,000m peaks; each one framing the world’s highest mountain.
If you are used to regular multi day hill walking you will have the right level of fitness to fully enjoy your time on this trek. Previous walking experience is not essential but will help you get the most out of this trip. Most days involve 5 - 7 hours walking plus plenty of rest stops
In Kathmandu accommodation is in a 3*- 4* hotel, in rooms with private facilities. On trek we use Nepalese trekking lodges (Tea Houses) which are locally owned and run fairly basic establishments providing accommodation with 2 - 3 beds arranged in dormitories. There is a central dining/sitting room where food and drinks are served. Toilet facilities are usually communal, although some Tea Houses have private facilities. Despite the basic facilities, it is a great experience to share the company of local families who will often entertain with local songs and dance!
Flying to into the Himalaya Region
Flying from Kathmandu to the Himalayas is not always an easy thing to do. Dangers with bad weather are common, therefore we recommend clients familiarise themselves with the general aviation procedures followed in the region.
Please follow the link below to read more about airline and helicopters in the Everest & Annapurna Regions and how we deal with the challenges of flights affected by bad weather conditions.
Classic Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 1, Tuesday - Arrive Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 2, Wednesday - Free day & Kit Check in Kathmandu
Day 3, Thursday - Fly to Lukla - trek to Phakding (2,651m)
Day 4, Friday - Trek Phakding - Namche Baazar (3,438m)
Day 5, Saturday - Rest/acclimatisation day Namche Baazar (3,438m)
Day 6, Sunday - Trek Namche Baazar - Tengboche (3,870m)
Day 7, Monday - Trek Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360m)
Day 8, Tuesday - Trek Dingboche - Lobuche (4,940m)
Day 9, Wednesday - Trek Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Gorakshep (5,364m)
Day 10, Thursday - Trek Gorakshep - Kala Patther - Pheriche (5,644m)
Day 11, Friday - Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 12, Saturday - Rest Day Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 13, Sunday - Trek Namche Baazar - Lukla
Day 14, Monday - Fly Lukla - Kathmandu
Day 15, Tuesday - Contingency Day/Free Day In Kathmandu/Fly Home
Day 16, Wednesday - Arrive Home
Want to reduce the length of the EBC Itinerary?
We can arrange the following Helicopter Transfers:
EBC - Lukla
EBC - Kathmandu
(please contact us for a price quote and to see how it can reduce the trip length)
1st - 16th April
4th - 19th November
Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off
2 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (one before and one after hike)
Trail accommodation in local Tea Houses
All accommodation based on two sharing throughout (single accommodation extra)
Airfare both ways Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
Everest National Park entry permits
Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS card) permit
Meals each day: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportations, accommodation, wages, food, insurance, equipment for all staff
All necessary paper works and entry permits
Porters/Yaks to carry luggage during the trek
Additional or replacement transport/flights not mentioned in the included items
Fuel or flight surcharges
Inland flight baggage surcharges
Additional food & drink
For more information regarding private groups
Please contact us below!