Welcome to the iconic Everest Base Camp Trek, an adventure of a lifetime that brings you within eyeshot of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848m). This trek takes you through the pristine wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and the highest national park globally, teeming with rare flora and fauna unique to the region.
The adventure begins with a short, scenic flight to Lukla, where your excitement builds as you step foot in the heart of the Himalayas. The following day, you pass through charming Sherpa villages and their lush fields, eventually arriving at Namche Bazaar, a bustling hub of trekking and trade where you can interact with the warm-hearted Sherpa ethnic community.
The trail leads you through several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, with the Tengboche Monastery being the most prominent. Surrounded by the majestic alpine landscape, the journey fills you with an invigorating energy that keeps you going.
Then, you arrive at the Everest Base Camp (5364m), greeted by the awe-inspiring beauty of this alpine region. The magnificent Himalayan peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and others over 8000 meters, grace the horizon. The views of the treacherous Khumbu Icefall and surrounding glaciers are simply incredible. A visit to Kala Patthar (5540m) offers a panoramic view of the high peaks and the Khumbu Glacial Valley, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and fulfilled.
While trekking is possible year-round, the best weather conditions can be experienced in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). In Spring, the landscape blooms with vibrant colors and rhododendrons, while Autumn promises clearer skies, perfect for capturing breathtaking views.
The Everest Base Camp Trek demands fitness and proper acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Our experienced team at Shikhar Adventure ensures complete management and support throughout the trek, ensuring your safety and comfort.
Embark on the Everest Base Camp Trek and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Himalayas. Witness the world's highest mountain, explore unique flora and fauna, and experience the warm hospitality of the Sherpa community. Contact Shikhar Adventure today for more detailed information and embark on this unforgettable Himalayan adventure.
A representative from Shikhar Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek.
Early in the morning, we catch a flight to Lukla from the Kathmandu domestic airport. We enjoy the incredible mountain views during the short flight. After landing, we begin our trek full of excitement. After passing picturesque Sherpa villages, their fields of crops, and many monuments toward Tibetan Buddhism, we see a spectacular view of Kusum Kanguru just as we arrive in Phakding. Overnight in a guest house.
After breakfast, we head to Namche Bazaar. The path leads us across several suspension bridges, while enjoying spectacular views of Thamserku. Following the Dudh Koshi River bank, we reach Monjo and officially enter Sagarmatha National Park. We continue along the river bank and eventually ciimb in altitude. We cross the highest suspension bridge of the Everest region, and again trek higher. We catch our first peek of Mt. Everest and continue to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in a guest house.
Today is our acclimatization day. We must take time to let our bodies adjust to the difference in altitude, as the air is thinner here. We take a short day hike up to Sagarmatha National Park Museum and Khumjung Village. From the museum, we can see a perfect view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more Himalayan peaks. Afterwards, we explore Namche Bazaar, a major trade center in the Khumbu region, densely populated by Sherpa people as well as trekkers who have finished or are preparing for the various Everest region treks. There is much to explore in the streets of Namche Bazaar. Overnight in guest house.
After taking breakfast, we head out on today’s journey. Soon after departing, we pass the museum again and enjoy the views. After Phungi Thanga, we reach a junction, where we hike up the steep trail (continuing the EBC path). The rhododendron and pine forests surrounding us are beautiful. After a couple more hours, we arrive at Tengboche. The sunset behind Mt. Everest from this little village is something you will never forget. Overnight at guest house.
Today will be a memorable day. We will move above the tree line, and feel like we are truly in the mountains. First though, we pass through diverse forests, enjoying the views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. After crossing the Imja River, we reach Pangboche. Continuing, we walk through the Imja Valley before finally ascending to Dingboche, a gorgeous village with potato, barley, and buckwheat fields. Overnight in guest house.
The distance from Dingboche to Lobuche is short, but in the high altitude the walk takes slightly longer. After walking for a couple of hours on the gentle flat trail, we arrive at our lunch spot in Thukla, located at the bottom of the Khumbu Glacier. After lunch, the trail is steep up to the Everest Memorials, monuments of those people who have lost their lives during Everest expeditions. After we visit, we head to Lobuche through the gentle flat trail. The sunset view of Mt. Nuptse in the evening is marvelous. Overnight at guest house.
We are full of excitement today, ready to make our dreams come true. We have an early breakfast because we’ve got a long day ahead of ourselves. The trail to Gorakshep is mostly uphill and rocky. After having lunch and dropping our bags off at Gorakshep, we head to Everest Base Camp with our day pack. The trail is a steep, rocky incline. Everest Base Camp is located on the Khumbu Glacier, where we can see infamous Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Khumbutse and Pumori, though we are unable see Mt. Everest. After we take some snaps and celebrate, we head back down to Gorakshep. Overnight at guest house.
After waking up early in the morning, we begin our climb to Kala Patthar. This is a major highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek! The breath-taking views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and many others are right in front of us. After enjoying our time and taking some photos at Kala Patthar, we come back to Gorakshep and have a nice big breakfast. After, we descend to Lobuche. The trail goes downhill via the Khumbu Glacier. Eventually, we arrive to Pheriche. Overnight at guesthouse.
In the morning, we have breakfast and head down to Namche Bazaar. After walking about one hour, we are back on our previous trail that we took on the way up to Everest Base Camp. The trail is mostly downhill, except a quick climb to Tengboche. If you want, we can revisit Tengboche monastery. After the lunch, we climb up to Kyanjuma for one and half hours and enjoy the gentle flat trail to Namche Bazaar. Tonight, we celebrate our successful Everest Base Camp Trek!!
After having breakfast, we start head down to Lukla. We enjoy the last views of Mt. Everest, already looking forward to seeing it again. We cross six suspension bridges and pass several Sherpa villages before arriving in Lukla. After crossing the highest of the bridges, we walk for another 3 hours to Phakding and stop for lunch. We arrive in Lukla after about 2.5 hours of walking after Phakding. Time to enjoy the last night of the Himalaya in Lukla!
We have breakfast and then walk to Tenzing-Hillary airport and fly back to Kathmandu in the morning, enjoying the scenery during the flight. We’ll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu in the evening. Otherwise, the rest of the day is yours. Overnight in hotel. If your departure date is the next day when we reach Kathmandu we will drop you at the Airport if not, then you can inform us about your departure dates, we can provide the departure service accordingly.
Shikhar Adventure is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise. Flights to and from Lukla can be delayed due to weather conditions and delays may last up to several days. It is best to book flights to and from Kathmandu with a several day margin to avoid missing a flight back to your home country. If flights go smoothly, we will help arrange activities for you during your margin days. In the case that you have a tight schedule and the flights out of Lukla are delayed, it is possible to take a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu for an additional cost.