Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Region
Best time to visit
Autumn/Spring season
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  • Transportation
  • Difficulty
  • Accomodation
    Tea House
  • Altitude
  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Activities


Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking trails in the Everest region. Mt Everest, locally known as “Chomulungma”, is the highest mountain in the world. This classic Everest trek through the Khumbu Valley offers stunning landscapes and breathtaking views of Himalayan giants including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Ama Dablam etc.

Getting Closer to colossal Everest, Kalapattar (5,545m) is a breather offering the best view of  Everest and the fantastic glacial walk to the Everest Base Camp which lies at the foot of the Khumbu icefall makes the trek absolutely worthwhile.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlights

  • Hike to the Kalapatthar(5,545m) and Everest Base Camp
  • Gorgeous views of the mountain range such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, and many more.
  • Exploration of the Himalayan Sherpa Community.
  • Exploration of the different Buddhist Monasteries.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Everest Base Camp Trekking can be done all around the year. But it’s better to trek the Everest Base Camp in the Autumn and Spring Seasons.

Autumn (September, October, November)

Autumn is the festive Season for Trekking for Trekkers from all around the world. The weather Conditions in the month of September, October, and November are mostly Suitable for trekking the Everest Base Camp.

Autumn is one of the Peak Seasons in Nepal for trekking. The temperature during this season is quite fine neither hot nor Cold. If you wish to trek the Everest Base camp in autumn, you can also explore some of the major festivals in Nepal which are observed in autumn.

Spring (March, April, May)

Spring is one of the best times of the year when beautiful flowers are blooming and new leaves start to grow. The whole environment becomes green which gives you fresh air and Pleases your eyes.

During Spring, Nepal looks even more beautiful in Nature. You will have Clearer scenic mountain views. The temperature and weather condition of the Everest Region is also favorable.

You may expect some light rainfall in late May. But, don’t worry, the view you get to explore the next morning is Splendid.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Difficulty

Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventurous trek of the Everest region. As you trek to a higher altitude, You might have some difficulty in breathing. The amount of Oxygen becomes thinner as you walk up to a higher altitude, you may also face Acute Mountain Sickness.

The difficulty increases if you trek during the monsoon season. During the monsoon, there are heavy rainfalls which makes the trail muddy and Slippery. You need to be careful with your Steps. Therefore, it is best to avoid trekking there in the Monsoon if you are a beginner. If you are a well-experienced trekker, then you are sure to enjoy any season.

Outline Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trekking

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and preparation for the trek
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding(2,640m)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,435m)
Day 05: At Namche for acclimatization
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3,863m)
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,412m).
Day 08: Rest day.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,931m).
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorekshep(5,140m)
Day 11: Gorekshep to Pheriche(4,240m)
Day 12: Pheriche to Tyangboche (3,860m)
Day 13: Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar
Day 14: Namche to Lukla
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 16: Free day
Day 17: Final airport drop


Day 01Airport – Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m): (Overnight at Hotel)

Once you arrive there at the airport you will be Picked up and  transfer to the Hotel. After you get refresh you can just wander in the City around your Hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu; Overnight at Hotel

After having your breakfast,you begin your Sightseeing tour to the different Cultural heritage Sites from Kathmandu Valley such as; Bhaktapur ” Popularly known as City of devotees”, Pashupatinath ” the most visited Hindu Pilgrimage Site” and Bauddhanath “the largest Stupa from Nepal” and you Just drive back to the Hotel and Stay Overnight.

Day 03 Kathmandu – Phakding(2,640m)

After Completing your breakfast, drive to the airport for your Lukla flight approx. ½ hour and once you arrive there the renowned Sherpa Settlement and Popularly known as “Door to the Everest”, you begin your Trek to Phakding approx 4 hrs.

Day 04Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3435m)

The trail leads the beautiful Scenery of Waterfalls along with the magnificent view of Thamserku, then you cross the Suspension bridge and if the weather Permits, you can Observe the Mt.Everest while ascending to Namche Bazaar.It takes approx. 7 hrs trek to Namche Bazaar.

Day 05 Namche Bazaar

Here you Spend your day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Either you could hike up to Khumjung – Khunde or you can visit Sherpa museum where you see the things which are commonly used in Sherpa Community and also different flora and fauna from this area.

Day 06Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3863m)

The trail descends to the Dudh Kosi where you could have Spectacular views of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m), Ama Dablam (6696m) and Khangtega (6779m) etc. Here you pass a little Village Phunki Thanga and climb up to Tengboche through the beautiful rhododendron forest and finally, you reach your destination and you feel glad to see the Panorama and the ancient buddhist monastery

Day 07Tengboche – Dingboche (4412m)

You follow the Path down from Tengboche through the rhododendron forest to Dingboche and cross an exciting bridge with the boiling roaring Imja Khola beneath our feet. A gradual climb takes you to the village of Lower Pangboche.You are now in the heart of Khumbu with Spectacular views across to Ama Dablam. The afternoon stroll takes you along a Path that hugs the valley wall and then across wide plains to a split in the valley. The Khumbu breaks lift up to Pheriche, but you take a detour right to the hamlet at Dingboche at the start of the Imja – Tse valley.

Day 08 Dingboche

Here you spend one more day  at Dingboche for acclimatization. Either you can hike up to Chhukung or hike up there somewhere to acclimatize.

Day 09Dingboche – Lobuche (4931m).

Now the route climbs up to the ridge behind Pheriche and continue trek to your destintion Lobuche with an excellent views of  Tawoche and Cholatse.

Day 10 Lobuche – Gorakshep (5140m)

Here, the beginning the way is flat but later it goes through rocky hills and sometime you may even feel exhausted due to its altitude. You reach there to Gorakshep (approx. 4 hrs) and after finishing your lunch you hike up the Everest Base camp approx. (3 hrs).

Day 11Gorakshep – Pheriche (4240m)

Here, you start early to climb to Kalapatthar for Sunrise (approx 3 hrs) and you descend to your tea house and after completing your breakfast you walk down same way to Pheriche (approx. 4 hrs).

Day 12Pheriche – Tengboche (3860m)

On the next day,the trail descends to Pangboche with the beautiful view of Mt. Amadablam, Lhotse etc. The way crosses the Imja stream and Passes through dense forest of Pine and finally, arrives at Tengboche. Here you could visit to Tengboche monastery and its surroundings.

Day 13Tengboche – Namche Bazaar (3435m)

The trail descends directly to Phungi Thanga and crosses a long Suspension bridge. After that the trial gently ascends to Kyangjuma and finally, arrives at Namche Bazaar (approx. 6 hrs

Day 14Namche – Lukla (2850m)

You descend to Dudhkosi river, Cross the several Suspension bridges. You follow the same route back to Lukla (approx. 7 hrs).

Day 15Lukla – Kathmandu

After having your hot breakfast, you go to the airport for your return flight with the magnificent views of Kongde Himal, Mt.Everest along with the entire Khumbu and langtang ranges to Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 16Kathmandu

After having your hot breakfast, you go to the airport for your return flight with the magnificent views of Kongde Himal, Mt.Everest along with the entire Khumbu and langtang ranges to Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 17Airport

You will be picked up from your Hotel and transfer to the airport for your final departure.

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Everest Base Camp Trek


What's included?

  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Lukla/kathmandu flight tickets
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Everest National park and TIMS )
  • Trekking poles with company T-shirt
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
  • All accommodation during the trek

What's excluded?

  • Kathmandu city tour guide and entrance fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Mineral Water
  • Boiled Water
  • Electronic device re- charge
  • Hot shower
  • Personal Expenses
  • Wi-fi
  • Travel Insurance and evacuations insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters


  • Helambu Trek

Useful Info

Required equipments and useful tips for your Trekking/ Hiking Tours:

The Hiking /Trekking generally goes through the high Himalayan passes, it may covers with full of snow so, we advise you to accompany a porter to carry your necessary stuffs. The porter usually carries 18 kgs of your luggage.We also expect you to carry a regular backpack for your valuables and required goods.

We as a travel operator suggest you to bring the basic clothing and accessories to the trek and the remaining  you can just leave/store at Himalayan Abode Trekking or at your Hotel in Kathmandu for free. Here are the basic list of usual equipments regarding your Trekking/ Hiking duration.

  • Winter hat/ Insulating hat/ Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with an extra supplement batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves
  • Sun hat or Scarf
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt ( Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available on hire in Kathmandu/ Pokhara)
  • Sweater
  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (bring an extra pair of thick light socks)
  • Hiking Shirts/Long-Sleeved Shirt
  • Rain Jacket or Raincoat
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Water sterilization tablets or liquids
  • Trekking/Hiking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 is recommended in high-altitude trekking)
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Thermal Bottle
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • First aid kit etc.


What is the Highest Altitude if this Trek?

The highest elevation of this trek is 5,545 m (Kalapatthar) and the trek goes through the Everest National Park.

What are the Mountains that we see during our trek?

What are the main indigenous group of this Region?

What are the main Vegetation of this Area?

What sort of Animals and Birds we can see in this Region

What sort of equipment do we need?


We did EBC trek, we had a wonderful time with a humble and kind guide and 2 hero porters. 3 delicious meal a day and nice hosts during our trip.

Erzsebet V Erzsebet VHungary

Excellent service, best guide, Trip was good. Best Accommodations and information.
Did 13 days trip to EBC and all the service provided was as per information provided with best guide and porters

Razz K Review fromRazz K Razz KUSA

The two friendly brothers running this agencies did a great job organising an awesome EBC trek for us and itinerary for us in a matter of hours when we spontaneously booked in Kathmandu. They found an excellent guide (ask for Ganesh Rai in the photo) who spent 12 memorable days with us – knowledgeable, supportive and reliable! They booked transport and planes and all that at super fair prices. Also communication with the agency during the trek, some spontaneous changes of flights etc. was all no problem. Would recommend them to my friends for sure!

Christoph M Review fromChristoph M Christoph MGerman
Nov 2016 • Couples

We did a trek in 2013 to the Annapurna Base Camp through arrangements made by Himalayan Abode’s. It was a fantastic experience and we were very satisfied with their service. This year without a second thought we contacted Nabin (the managing director) again for our trek to Gokyo and EBC.

We were picked up at the airport by Nabin himself in a private vehicle. He booked a very comfortable hotel that provides 24-hour running hot shower. The trekking guide, Shahadev Thapa, was extremely professional and knew the trekking route like the back of his hand. While walking, Shahadev would carefully observe how we felt at different sections/altitudes, and set a comfortable pace. He also knew which room in which tea house was the warmest at night, or had the best view. We were very happy with the rooms he chose for us throughout the trek. We were initially perplexed by how heavy Shahadev’s backpack was, because he apparently did not have too much clothing/gear. Turned out he carried a huge bag of apples in the pack so that we could eat fruit everyday after dinner. We thought that was pretty sweet.

Overall I’d definitely use Himalayan Abode for future treks/travels to Nepal. Highly recommended!

Oct 2016 • Solo
NAMASTA…to all the people out their thats planning to take a holiday that has EVERYTHING…why dont you think about comming to NEPAL…I highly recommend this journey…THE MAGESTIC HYMALAYAS..just kèep following your every move…to rice fields & magnificant mountains with so many greens just takes your breathe away…the artisons…paitings..pottery…the history & culture of this beautiful country is worth a visit…Enjoy the ancient sites & learn the history & culture of this beautiful place…& not to forget the children & people who are so humble & generous towards their guests..come on take a trip to Nepal….love ..love..love..Nepal..Please contact Himalayan Abode Travels & Tours Treks & Expd. (P)Ltd. . Will take care of you..they have the best tour guides..& anything u wont as in accomadation treks. & tours..my holiday was complete with these guys & couldnt do enough for me…My best holiday ever…come on ..come to Nepal i promise you wont regret it..
Review fromwendyayates wendyayatesAustralia

A long established trekking company who have been in the trekking and tourism business a long time. They take good care of you from the time you arrive at in Kathmandu till when you leave.
Our trek to EBC was incredible and our guide Bhuban Phuyal was excellent with a very good knowledge of the area. Unfortunately I became I’ll towards the end of the trek but was still able to reach base camp with the patience and help of Bhuban.
On returning to Kathmandu I recuperated in a hotel for several days to get my health back. Each day I was there Nabin Prasai co owner of Himalayan Abode came to hotel to check on me.
I can highly recommend Nabin Prasai and Himalayan Abode for all your Nepal adventures.

Gary D Review fromGary D Gary DAustralia
Apr 2015 • Friends
We used Himalayan Abode for our 13 day trek to EBC, Nabin and Prabin were both very helpful with booking everything for us. They were easy to deal with, spoke good English, were prompt, organised and always on time. Our trek ran smoothly thanks to them. They were also very helpful with booking 3 days in Chitwan and 2 days in Pokhara with a private car and transport. I would definitely use HIMALAYAN ABODE again and would highly recommended them for anything in Nepal.
Review fromHaydon S Haydon SAustralia

Everything was perfectly organized. Friendly people, wonderful hospitality and amazing experience. Highly recommended.

Kinga M Kinga MHungary

Quelle belle experience, quelle belle aventure. Je remercie sincerment Nabin et Prabin pour leur ecoute, leur soutien et leur gentillesse.
Name: Rosi La Francesca
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