Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Starts / EndsKathmandu / Kathamndu
  • Total duration17 days trip
    13 days trekking
  • Max. Altitude5,364m
  • Group SizeMin.1 Max.10
  • MealsBreakfast, Launch & Dinner
  • GuideLocal guide
  • Departure Fixed/On request
  • TransportationFlight and Private vehicle

Trekking Grade

Challenging / Grade E

Trekking Category

Lodge cum Camping Trek

  • Best MonthEarly March to Late May
    Late August to Early November
    June to Mid- August
  • Accommodation2-4 star room
Tour Details

Everest Base Camp is a must-explore- destination for those who want to set foot at the base of Mount Everest (8,848m), the world’s highest peak. The journey begins with a 40- minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then a hike to Phakding. Beyond Phakding we follow the classic path which is quite flat. After crossing two suspension bridges we gently walk straight uphill through plenty of mani stones, Sherpa settlements, cultivated fields, rhododendron forests Dudh Koshi valley, Sagarmatha National Park, Buddhist monasteries and finally reach Namche Bazaar at an elevation of 3440 m. Namche Bazaar is considered to be the best place to relax and heading to the Khumbu region. At Namche Bazaar we explore the largest Sherpa settlements, meet the local people and enjoy hospitality.  Here we visit a popular trading center, visitor’s centre & Sherpa museum.

After spending two nights at Namche for acclimatizing and exploring around, we head to Everest Base Camp. Today our ascent is a bit tough. We walk along the side of the mountain, and gently descend downhill to the river. After crossing a suspension bridge, we walk straight uphill until we reach Tengboche Monastery set against the backdrop of Mt Ama Dablam. After Tengboche we walk a steep downhill to Pangboche, and then keep going to Dingboche.  Leaving Dingboche we traverse through a relatively flat terrain and then gently ascend through a valley, and walk down to the river and reach Dhugla (also called Thukla). Here after lunch you can make a short and steep uphill climb up to the memorials for those who have died on Everest. From the top you can enjoy the best view of the mountains with prayer flags fluttering in the air.

Then, the next morning we further continue our relatively gradual ascent up to Lobuche. From Louche we trek through a beautiful valley with a gradual ascent to Gorak Shep where we take lunch and head towards EBC. This is the tough bit of trail, with plenty of ups and downs. It takes about two hours to reach EBC, and a little less to get back. At the end trekkers can fulfill their long-cherished dream being at the Everest Base Camp. Next day we ascend to the black rock called Kala Patthar (5545 m) to enjoy spectacular views of the south-west face of Mt Everest, Icefall and surrounding snow-capped peaks.  Then we walk all the way down to Lukla following the same previous route after spending a few days along the route at different places.

This trek requires you to be physically fit but not necessary to be an experienced trekker. March to May (spring season) and Sept to Dec (autumn season) is the best season for EBC and other treks in Nepal.

Tour Highlights
  • Breathtaking views of Mount Everest and other towering peaks of the Himalayas.
  • Experience the thrill of standing in the footsteps of Everest climbers.
  • Encounter the warm hospitality and rich culture of the Sherpa people
  • Visit the iconic Tengboche Monastery, adorned with prayer flags and offering panoramic mountain views.
  • Climb Kala Patthar, a renowned viewpoint, to witness breathtaking sunrise views over Everest and surrounding peaks.
Tour Itinerary

Day 1On your Arrival, Nepal Fair Step Trek’s represent well- come to you with Garland/ Khata and transfer to Hotel.

Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel, rest, and prepare for the trek. You may explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, a popular tourist area.

Day 2: City Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Kathmandu Darbarsqure; historical place and visit to living Goddess Kumari, Pasupatinath and Baudhhanath; famous world heritages sites Hindu temple and Buddha Stupa).( B)

City sightseeing in Kathmandu includes visits to Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you can see historical temples and the living goddess Kumari. You can also explore Pashupatinath Temple, a major Hindu pilgrimage site, and visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. These sites offer rich cultural and religious experiences in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2800 m) –Trek to Phakding (2610 m), Walking time: 3 hrs , ↑100 m, ↓ 250 m (B, L, D)

On the first day of your Everest Three Passes trek, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is situated at an altitude of 2,800 meters. From Lukla, you will begin your trek towards Phakding, located at an elevation of 2,610 meters. The estimated walking time for this leg of the journey is approximately 3 hours. During this time, you will ascend about 100 meters and descend around 250 meters.

Day 4: Trek Phakding - Manjo (2800 m) - Namche (3440 m) walking time: 6 hrs, ↑ 950 m,↓100 m (B, L, D)

On the second day of your trek, you will leave Phakding and continue towards Namche Bazaar. The route will take you through Manjo, which is located at an altitude of 2,800 meters. From Manjo, you will ascend towards Namche Bazaar. The estimated walking time for this segment is approximately 6 hours. During this time, you will ascend about 950 meters and descend around 100 meters.

Day 5: Hike to Khumjung (3780 m) walking time: 5 hrs, ↑ 350 m, ↓350 m, (B, L, D)

On this day, you will hike from Namche Bazaar to Khumjung, situated at an altitude of 3,780 meters. The estimated walking time for this portion of the trek is approximately 5 hours. During this time, you will ascend about 350 meters and descend around 350 meters. You will then return to Namche Bazaar. 

Day 6: Trek Namche -Phunki Thenga (3250 m)– Tengboche (3860 m).Walking time :5-6 hrs,↑ 750 m, ↓ 550 m(B, L, D)

The trek from Namche to Tengboche via Phunki Thenga is approximately 9-10 kilometers long and takes around 5-6 hours to complete. It involves an ascent of 750 meters and a descent of 550 meters in altitude. The trail starts from Namche Bazaar, descends to the Dudh Koshi River, and then gradually ascends through forests and rhododendron bushes to reach Phunki Thenga. From there, the trail steeply ascends to Tengboche, known for its monastery and stunning mountain views.

Day 7: Trek Namche -Phunki Thenga (3250 m)– Tengboche (3860 m).Walking time :5-6 hrs,↑ 750 m, ↓ 550 m(B, L, D)

The trek from Namche to Tengboche via Phunki Thenga takes 5-6 hours and involves an ascent of 750 meters and a descent of 550 meters. You will start in Namche Bazaar, pass through Phunki Thenga, and reach Tengboche. Breakfast will be in Namche, lunch can be taken along the trail, and dinner will be provided in Tengboche. It’s important to maintain a steady pace, stay hydrated, and have proper trekking gear. 

Day 8: Acclimatization day in Dingboche ( Hike to Chukung Ri (5550 m) (B, L, D)

On the acclimatization day in Dingboche, you can hike to Chukung Ri, which is at an altitude of 5,550 meters. The hike takes around 4-6 hours. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided in Dingboche. Make sure to pace yourself, stay hydrated, and be aware of any signs of altitude sickness. The hike offers stunning views of peaks like Island Peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. 

Day 9: Trek Dingboche - Duglha (4620 m) – Lobuche (4910 m) walking time: 5 hrs, ↑ 600 m (B, L, D)

The trek from Dingboche to Lobuche via Duglha is approximately 9-10 kilometers long and takes about 5 hours to complete. You will ascend around 600 meters in altitude. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided along the way. The trail offers beautiful mountain views and passes through Duglha, a resting point. It’s important to maintain a steady pace, stay hydrated, and be mindful of altitude sickness.

Day 10: Trek Labuche- Everest-Base Camp(5360 m) - Gorak Shep (5140 m).Walking time : 8 hrs, ↑ 420 m, ↓ 150 m(B, L, D)

The trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep via Everest Base Camp is approximately 9-10 kilometers long and takes around 8 hours to complete. You will ascend about 420 meters in altitude and descend about 150 meters. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (B, L, D) will be provided. The trail offers stunning views of the Khumbu Glacier and surrounding mountains, including Mount Everest. It’s important to be well-prepared, acclimatized, and physically fit for this challenging trek. 

Day 11: Trek Gorak Shep - Kala Pattar (5550 m) – Pheriche (4250 m) .Walking time: 6-7 h, ↑450 m, ↓ 1450 m. (B, L, D)

The trek from Gorak Shep to Pheriche via Kala Patthar involves a descent from the high-altitude regions. It takes around 6-7 hours and covers approximately 13-14 kilometers. You will ascend about 450 meters in altitude but descend significantly by around 1,450 meters. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (B, L, D) will be provided. The highlight of the trek is reaching Kala Patthar, offering stunning views of Everest and other peaks. It’s important to pace yourself, be mindful of altitude sickness, and have appropriate gear.

Day 12: Trek Pheriche -Pangpoche (4930 m) – Phortse (3810 m). Walking time: 5-6 hrs, ↑ 150 m, ↓550 m. (B, L, D)

The trek from Pheriche to Phortse via Pangboche is approximately 12-13 kilometers long and takes around 5-6 hours to complete. You will ascend about 150 meters in altitude but descend around 550 meters. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (B, L, D) will be provided. The trail offers scenic views of the Himalayas and passes through Pangboche, known for its monastery. It’s important to maintain a steady pace, stay hydrated, and be mindful of altitude sickness. 

Day 13: Trek Phortse- Mon- La (3880 m) - Namche. Walking time: 5-6 hrs, ↑ 480 m ↓ 350 m (B, L, D)

The trek from Phortse to Namche via Mon La is approximately 8-9 kilometers long and takes around 5-6 hours to complete. You will ascend about 480 meters in altitude and descend around 350 meters. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (B, L, D) will be provided. The trail offers scenic views and crosses a high pass called Mon La. It’s important to pace yourself, stay hydrated, and be aware of altitude sickness.

Day 14: Trek Namche – Lukla.Walking time: 7 hrs, ↑ 250 m: ↓1050 m. (B, L, D)


 

The trek from Namche to Lukla is approximately 18-19 kilometers long and takes around 7 hours to complete. You will ascend about 250 meters in altitude but descend significantly by around 1,050 meters. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (B, L, D) will be provided. The trail offers scenic views and passes through Sherpa villages. It’s important to pace yourself and be mindful of the descent.

 

Day 15: Fly Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.

After reaching Lukla, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu. The flight duration from Lukla to Kathmandu is approximately 30-35 minutes, offering scenic views of the Himalayan region. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax and rest after the trek. Breakfast is included for this day.

Day 16: Leisure (If would like to shorter the trek you may depart this day) day in Kathmandu.

During your leisure day in Kathmandu, you have the freedom to explore and enjoy the city at your own pace. You can take this opportunity to visit additional cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu, such as Swayambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, or Bhaktapur Durbar Square. You may also choose to indulge in some shopping for local handicrafts and souvenirs in the bustling markets of Thamel.

Day 17 : Transferred to international airport

On your departure day, you will be transferred from your hotel in Kathmandu to the international airport. The transfer will be arranged according to your flight schedule, ensuring that you reach the airport in time for your departure. From there, you can proceed with the necessary check-in procedures and board your international flight. Please make sure to double-check your flight details and allow sufficient time for any immigration or security processes at the airport.

Tour Package

Price Includes

To be able to submit a cost estimate, we need to know the number of persons in your group, the required hotel category, the favored mode of transportation (by flight, by local or private transport) and any alternations to your itinerary.

Airport pickup and drop (domestic and international)

Local transportation; (Domestic flight, road transport according program)

Hotels: (4/2) star standard hotel including breakfast (according to program in Kathmandu& other places)

Welcome and farewell dinner

Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Patan Durbar square, Swyambunath, Pashupatinath)

Sighseeing Bhaktapur and Boudhanath

Camping/ Lodge Trek’s cost according to program

Full board during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Government-licensed guide (English speaking or other foreign language if requested)

Required numbers of porters (1 porter for 2 guests; 12 kg per guest in Tea house trek)

Sightseeing entry fees/national park /conservation/restricted area permit fees (monasteries, temples, Stupa entrance fees but not donation.)

TIMS (Trekker’s information Management System) permits or peak climbing permit fees (according to your program)

Group First Aid Kits (We recommend bringing your personal first aid kit as well.)

Trekking bag for each guest.

Staff insurance

Complementary

Trekking bag for each guest

Nepal Fair Step Trekking printed T-Shirt

Price Excludes

International airfare from and to your country

Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD 50 cash for 30 days visa and need to fill online form)

Excess baggage charges

Personal gears

Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters

Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)

Any meals (lunch &dinner) in Kathmandu – $ 10 to 15 for per meal in tourist restaurant (except welcome and farewell dinner)

Any kinds of drinks (alcohol &non-alcoholic beverage) neither during the trek nor in Kathmandu

Tips for staff (not mandatory but expected)

Hot shower, recharging of batteries (available during the

The cost which is not mentioned above.

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