Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and fulfilling trekking destinations in Nepal. In fact, every year thousands of trekkers visit Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar to witness stunning views of the mighty Everest (8848m) along with other snow-capped mountains with wonderful scenery. Moreover, Everest Base Camp Trek allows you to stand on the base of the highest peak in the world without having prior trekking experience.
Everest Base Camp trek experience can give you one of the most incredible times of your life. Your trek begins by taking a short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Thereafter, you will trek from Lukla and reach Namche Bazaar, one of the biggest residential areas of the legendary Sherpas.
Generally, you will observe the daily life, tradition, and culture of Sherpas. Reaching Tengboche, you will visit the oldest and beautiful monastery of this region. From Tengboche, you will head to Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and ultimately reach Everest Base Camp to have an astonishing panorama of the high mountains of the Khumbu region.
In particular. the trail is full of ascends and descends along with beautiful rhododendron and pine forests, rivers, hills, stunning views snow-capped mountains, and glaciers. Besides, you will also climb to Kala Patthar (5545m), which presents you with a stunning sunrise view over the peaks of Mt. Everest (8848m), Khumbutse (6636m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m), Lingtren (6749m) and so on.
You will normally visit the Everest base camp in the afternoon on the same day of your arrival in Gorek Shep. Also, you stop for lunch at Gorak Shep before finally making your way to Everest base camp. After enjoying the views in Everest Base Camp you return to Gorak Shep for the overnight stay. As you can find no lodge or camp to stay in Everest Base Camp. Likewise, the next day we leave the early morning session to climb Kala Pathar for a breath-taking view of Mount Everest. After enjoying the views from Kala Pathar you return to Gorak Shep and repeat your steps to Lukla. Furthermore, you will trek back to Lukla with a heart full of unforgettable memories that will live with you for a lifetime.
EBC Trek Altitude Chart
Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek
- Walkthrough dense forests of various flora and fauna
- Reach the base of Mount Everest
- Marvelous view of mighty Everest
- Stunning view of several magnificent peaks
- Beautiful sunrise view from Kala Patthar
- Explore culturally and traditionally rich villages
- Thrilling flight to Lukla
- Exciting journey on the paths of the Himalayas
Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp trek has one of the most exciting and thrilling trails of Nepal. Traveling in these routes are filled with wonderful greenery, marvelous peaks, and endangered wildlife.
There are four seasons you can choose to travel from Spring, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among these, Spring and Autumn are the best time to visit Everest Base Camp Trek.
During these seasons, the weather and temperature are also favorable. The days are sunny and sweaty while nights are windy and cool. During these times, the skies are also clear giving the stunning view of peaks and landscapes.
As for Winter and Monsoon, these seasons are also favorable for trekking. But there might be various weather complications that might delay or cancel your trek.
Other than that, these seasons give a wonderful experience in the Himalayas. Snowy paths, snow-capped mountains, new species of flora are some of the attractions during these times.
You will meet with one of our representatives at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) who will take you to your hotel. Later, you will meet your trekking guide who will brief you about the trek and help you make the necessary preparation. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Your trek begins after a short 40 minutes flight over the hills and mountains from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with few hotels, lodges, and general stores. Shortly after reaching Lukla, you will begin your trek to Phakding. You will climb up on the left bank of DudhKoshi River and descend to join the Everest route to reach Phakding. You will have a close-up view of KusumKanguru (6367m) from Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Today you will begin your trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a large Sherpa town and also the main trading area of Khumbu region. You will cross the river on a high suspension bridge and reach Monjo village (2835m). You will enter Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo and cross the suspension bridge over the DudhKoshi River to enter Jorsalle. From here, you will ascend on the steep path and reach Namche Bazaar. On a clear day, you will get to see the first view of Mt. Everest (8848m).
Today you will take a rest to get acclimatized with high altitude. You will hike up to Khunde Hospital (built by Sir Edmund Hillary), or take an hour-long walk to the Everest View Hotel (3962m). From here, you will see stunning views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Thamserku (6608m), Nuptse (7861m), KusumKanguru (6367m), and AmaDablam (6856m). Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
After having a warm delicious breakfast, you will begin your trek to Tengboche. You will walk on the side of the valley, high above DudhKoshi River, and after crossing a few beautiful villages and several tea shops, you will descend on the steep path. After that, you will cross the bridge over DudhKoshi River at PhunkeTenga (3250m) and reach Tengboche, where you will see the most famous and the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region. The trail will present you with gorgeous views of Mt. Everest (8848m), AmaDablam (6856m), Lhotse (8414m), and so on. Overnight in Tengboche.
Today, you will gradually begin to descend to Dingboche (4410m), and crossing ImjaKhola, you will climb up to Pangboche village. This village is opposite to AmaDablam (6856m) and presents you stunning views of snow-capped mountains behind beautiful pine trees, Mani walls, and gompas. From here, you will ascend through dense forests of juniper bushes, and after two and half an hour walk, you reach Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.
Today, you will take a day for acclimatization and explore the surrounding areas. You can steeply climb to Nakartsang Gompa for an exceptional view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8481m), Baruntse (7129m), Lhotse (8414m), AmaDablam (6856m), and Island Peak (6189m). You can also choose to go on a small side trip to Chhukhung to have some delicious food. Overnight in Dingboche.
With the panoramic view of mountains, you will begin your trek to Lobuche via Dughla. You will climb up on the zigzag path through rocky glacial moraines. You will find several stone Chortens at the top, built in the memories of Sherpas who died while climbing the mighty Everest (8848m). From here, you will gradually climb along the glacier to reach Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
You will begin your trek and reach Gorakshep where you will take rest, and if feeling okay, you will climb to Everest Base Camp (5364m), which will take about four and half hours to reach and get back to Gorakshep. The trail is covered with glaciers and rocks. You will also see beautiful small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp. At the base camp, a wide vista of the Khumbu Himalayas makes up an enticing landscape. You will later hike down to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.
Today you will wake up early in the morning to witness the beautiful sunrise from Kala Patthar (5545m). After a tough climb to Kala Patthar, you will get a stunning view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Khumbutse (6636m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m), Lingtren (6749m), and many other peaks. After having a good time at Kala Patthar, you will return to Pheriche for the overnight stay.
Today, you will begin your trek through the hillside covered by juniper trees, and in spring, you will find beautiful pink and red rhododendrons all around you. You will have lunch in Tengboche and then continue to Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look (and picture) of Lhotse (8414m) and the tip of Everest (8848m) from here. On reaching your lodge, you can take a nice hot shower and have the very relaxed sleep in your room in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Today, you will slowly and carefully descend on the steep path and rocky terrain. After that, you will cross a suspension bridge over the DudhKoshi River, and you will find climate getting warmer. Regardless of walking back on the same route, you will get completely different views. You will get into open plains and beautiful pine forests with snow-capped mountains at a far distance. Crossing small Sherpa villages, you will reach Lukla for the overnight stay.
Today you will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The short flight will give you the outstanding view of snow-capped mountains. After reaching Kathmandu, you can rest and further explore nearby areas. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
After having a little breakfast, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu valley. You will visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Today, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your flight back home.