This world-famous trek brings you within eyeshot of the world’s highest mountain – Mt. Everest (8848m). The Everest Base Camp Trek lies within Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and the world’s highest national park – full of rare flora and fauna that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Our Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging journey high into the Himalayas that offers rewarding views for those who reach the top.
After a short, scenic flight to Lukla, we begin our trek full of excitement. The following day, after passing through Sherpa villages and their fields, we reach Namche Bazaar – a trekking and trading hub of the region where we can spend time with the kindhearted Sherpa ethnic group. We pass several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries – Tengboche Monastery being the largest and most well-known. From here, the incredible alpine landscape fills us with energy.
Upon arriving at Everest Base Camp (5364m), we instantly see the pristine beauty of this alpine region. Everest Base Camp Trek is an opportunity to see massive Himalayan peaks taller than 8000 meters - Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and several others. The views of the deadly Khumbu Icefall and surrounding glaciers are incredible. Next, we visit Kala Patthar (5540m), which gives us a panoramic view of high peaks, as well as the Khumbu Glacial Valley. Feeling rejuvenated, we descend back to Namche Bazaar and eventually fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. The Everest Base Camp Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Shikhar Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.
A representative from Shikhar Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek.
After you take breakfast, we’ll brief you on our upcoming adventure and then take you on a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites. You can spend the rest of the day preparing for your upcoming 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.
After breakfast, we head up to Chhukung valley. As we climb, the village in the distance looks beautiful, and we also have an awesome view of several of the world’s highest peaks. Reaching Chhukung valley, we are in awe and how beautiful it is. It is so perfectly nestled in the Himalayas, surrounded on all sides by snowy mountains. The somewhat strenuous roundtrip hike is well worth it. Afterwards, we have lunch and have free time to wander around Dingboche. Overnight at 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.
On this particular day, we'll drop you off at the Kathmandu Airport in a private vehicle. Thank you for choosing Everest Base Camp Trek as your trekking destination! We look forward to your next adventure with us.
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.