Everest Base Camp Trek

There are many good reasons why the Everest Base Camp trek is a popular classic: the incredible views of Everest (8848m) and several other mountains above 6000m, the interesting Sherpa culture, the abundance and quality of the lodges, and the thrill of standing at the foot of the tallest mountain in the world.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 17 Days
Trekking Duration - 13 Days
Trekking Mode - Tea House Trek
Trip Level - Demanding
Max. Altitude - 5545 Meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

There are many good reasons why the Everest Base Camp trek is a popular classic: the incredible views of Everest (8848m) and several other mountains above 6000m, the interesting Sherpa culture, the abundance and quality of the lodges, and the thrill of standing at the foot of the tallest mountain in the world.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek
>>>Exciting mountain flight to tenzing hillary airport (Lukla Airport)
>>>Visiting old and popular Buddhist monastery (Tengboche Monastery)
>>>Fascinating Sherpa culture, Buddhist stupas, monasteries, carved mani stones, and other cultural treasures.
>>>The opportunity to climb Kala Patthar(5545m) for what is probably the best view of Everest.
>>>The variety of landscapes, from deep river valleys and rhododendron forests to stark rocky moonscapes.

Mount Everest is the most stunning peak of the world and each experience sweethearts have their fantasy to contact the zenith of Everest or to reach the lap of this mind-boggling stature. Our 17 days Everest Base Camp Trek is one of them for all intents and purposes every once in a while, managed trekking bunches by us. Undeniably, Everest Base Camp Trek will enable you to encounter the land and surroundings of the base of Mount Everest and you will feel incomprehensible by trekking that region. Everybody will esteem the shocking perspectives and rewards by meandering in the zone. EBC Trek will enable you to encounter the novel social legacy of legendry Sherpa individuals near to the amazing verdure.

Everest Base Camp Trekking trail will encounter the Sherpa towns which are blended with well-known woods of rhododendron and magnolia. In like manner, the trail starts from Kathmandu to Lukla flight and from there on Lukla will be the beginning stage for our authentic trekking. You will get an opportunity to visit the outstanding perspective Kala Patthar which is masterminded at the stature of 5545m during this trek. In spite of Mount Everest, we will comparably respect the staggering perspectives of Everest, Lhotse (8516m), Pumo-Ri (7161m), Thamserku (6623m), Kangtega (6782m), Kangtega (6782m), and the mountain that is often called the most beautiful in the world: AmaDablam (6812m).

Visit Himalaya treks constantly orchestrated controlling you this unfathomable trekking of Everest Base Camp. We have organized extremely flexible schedules for this trek. We ensure your fulfillment.

How long does it take? How hard is the trek? Is it safe?
Visit Himalaya treks offer Everest Base Camp trek from 12 days to 17days. If you have already high-altitude trek experience then you may choose the EBC trek length according to your time and need, If you are first time trekkers then we suggest you 17 days Everest Base Camp trek. Our 17 days Everest Base Camp trek itinerary includes 2 acclimatization days to make our clients proper fit for the trek, A day acclimation day in Namche Bazaar elevation of 4400 meters and another acclimatization day is Dingboche 4220 meters.

Everest Base Camp trek is demanding trek, involve lot of up and down in high altitude, you will need to be fit and able to walk per day 4 to 7 hours. If you are able to walk each day like 4 to 7 hours then you can do it without doubt. We have hands of experience team to lead our clients all with a smile face.

We never compromise for the client’s safety, we have well experience guide and porter team to lead the Everest Base Camp journey. Experience team, well managements and perfect plan can makes trip fully success and safe.

Accommodation availability Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp trek is world’s popular trekking destination because of it is top of the world, Good stander hotels and lodges are available an route to mount Everest Base Camp Trek. We provide 2 in sharing room for our clients while journey to Base Camp of Everest. Back in 15 years, fully camping support required but now, we don’t need camping support for EBC trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek short Itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding. (2610 meters)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 meters)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche. (4220 meters)
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche. (4910 meters)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep. (5180 meters)
Day 11: Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Lobuche. (4900 meters)
Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
Day 14: Trek to Lukla. (2810 meters)
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure.

Everest Base Camp Trek details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel)

Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included).

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding. (2610 meters)
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The trail gradually drops into the Dudh Koshi Valley and passes through the lovely Sherpa villages of Chauri Kharka, Cheplung, then undulates through villages of Thado Koshi, Ghat, and finally arrives at Phakding. First views of Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters) can be viewed at Thado Koshi just before a small climb at Thado Koshi. During the day and in most of the other days on the trek, we follow the Dudh Koshi river and pass through a couple of suspension bridges and several mani walls, mani stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags with snow-capped mountains in the background. (3 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included).

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 meters)
During the day, we follow the Dudh Koshi river and cross the river several times on the suspension bridges. Views of Thamserku (6608 meters) and the holy mountain Khumbi Yui Lha (5761 meters) shows themselves for the first time as we trek through small villages of Tok Tok, Ghat, Benkar and Monjo. The trail keeps undulating for the whole morning and enters into the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. The path drops down to Jorsalle and steadily follows the river for a while until the start of steep climb with a dramatic suspension bridge (situated at more than 50 meters above the river) joining the two different valley. First glimpse of Everest (8848 meters) with the Lohtse face infront of it can be enjoyed on the midway of the climb through the pine forests, on the way to Namche Bazaar. This famous town in the lap of the Himalayas also offers the best views of the Kongde Range. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
A walk to the twin village of Khunde (3840 meters) and Khumjung (3780 meters) through the Syangboche Airport (3720 meters) is considered as one of the interesting days of the trek. With the benefit of gain in altitude, this day trip also offers a chance to visit a hospital and school started by Sir Edmund Hillary himself. Breathtaking views of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lohtse (8516 meters) and Ama Dablam (6856 meters) are also an added incentive for the day hike. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included).

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
The trek continues on a well-maintained path in the morning with towering mountains on almost every direction. After passing a couple of teahouses at Kyangjuma, the path starts to drop down to the river passing small teashops at the villages of Sanasa, Lausasa and finally reaches Phunki Tenga at the bottom of the valley. Yet another suspension bridge helps us to cross the river at Phunki Tenga and then an identical climb to Namche waits. The climb through a thin Rhododenron forests finally ends at Thyanboche. Thyangboche is famous for the Thyangboche Monastery, the biggest and the most important monastery of the region. Thyangboche also offers stunning panoramic views of Everest with the Lohtse face, Ama Dablam (6856 meters), Khangtega (6685 meters) and the Kongde Range. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche. (4220 meters)
The path drops down passing through some teahouses at Deboche and after a brief period on easy terrain, crosses the Dudh Koshi once again. A small ascend leads to Pangboche, the village with the oldest monastery of the region. The trek continues in the valley and passes small villages of Somare and Hortse. After Hortse, the path drops in and out of a valley and then a steady walk finally ends the day at Dingboche. At Dingboche, views of another snowcapped pinnacle add to the already impressive list of mountains, as view of Island Peak (6189 meters), one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal, appears in the North. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
A climb on the ridge of Nangkar Tshang for couple of hours or a hike to Chukkung further into the valley are the two options available at Dingboche for acclimatization. The climb on the ridge offers better views of the mountains and also a good couple of hundred meters gain in altitude. A leisurely lunch and a good rest can be enjoyed in the afternoon.
(Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche. (4910 meters)
After a short climb, the tail continues to gradually ascend for the most part of the morning. After crossing a small river, the trail climbs to Thukla, followed by a steep climb that ends at the top of Thukla Pass (4830 meters). The pass is filled with memorials dedicated to the mountaineers perished in the mountains of Khumbu region and also provides serene views of the mountains responsible for those memorials. An easier walk in the afternoon ends the day at Lobuche. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep. (5180 meters)
An early start leads us into the undulating trail and into the Khumbu Glacier for a while. After getting out of the glacier, the path leads to Gorakhshep (5180 meters). After a brief stop and lunch, the trail again enters the Khumbu Glacier and undulates all the way up to Everest Base Camp. At Base Camp, one can enjoy the close-up views of Nuptse (7861 meters), Pumori (7165 meters), Lingtren (6749 meters), Khumbutse (6665 meters), Changtse (7653 meters) and Lho La (6026 meters). We return to Gorakhshep through the same route on the glacier. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 11: Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Lobuche. (4900 meters)
A steep climb to Kala Pattar (2 hours) is rewarded with the proper view of the southwest face of Everest. Kala Pattar is also the highest point of the trek. After returning to Gorakhshep, we return to Lobuche via same route. (3 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
The trail consistently keeps losing height with every hour and enters into the different valley of Pheriche in the morning. The valley is left behind after a brief climb and once again, the trail descends and passes the villages of Hortse, Somare and Pangboche. After Hortse, the trek continues on the same path taken during the way up. The days trek ends at Thyangboche. (7-8 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
The return trek towards Lukla continues on the previously travelled route taken during the way up. Following the same track toward to Namche Bazaar about 5 hours trek. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 14: Trek to Lukla. (2810 meters)
We take a last look at the Everest and merrily continue the trek down to river. The exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and a brief drop leads to the village of Monju. We trek back to Lukla via same route taken before and end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (6-7 hours)
(Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu.
A 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital.
(Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)

Day 16: Free day at Kathmandu.
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. Further adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking around the Kathmandu valley with bungee jumping, rafting near the valleys can be done on this free day. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)

Day 17: Departure.
Our representative will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
(Breakfast included)

Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek

Service includes on trip cost;

  • Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
  • Full days sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with City Guide and necessary land transport.
  • 4 Nights’ accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast. (2 nights before and 2 nights after the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu airfare including airport taxes.
  • Accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while on trek in normal teahouses.
  • Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
  • porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 12 KG) (1 porter for 2 Clients)
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Service charge and Government taxes.

Service excludes on trip cost:

  • International airfare to Nepal and from Nepal
  • Nepal entry Visa Fee. Nepal visa can be obtained upon arrival in Kathmandu airport $40 for 30 days and $100 for 90 days valid visa.
  • Entrances fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like beverages (Drinking water, Shower, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
  • All not mentioned in inclusion section.


Everest Base Camp Trek gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Digene
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache


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 by Sherri Hunchak

I am so thankful to Visit Himalaya Treks and Himal Tamang ( the founder ) for organizing my trip on very short notice. He responded to my emails promptly and made the trip possible. All the staff I met exceeded my expectations and I had the most excellent experience. I had a friend who had trekked with Himal in the past and I truly valued her opinion and experience so I felt comfortable being a solo female traveller that I would be in good hands. I was so happy to support and book with a local company. The night I arrived in Kathmandu, I was greeted by Raj, and my guide Ngima and together with the driver I was taken to my clean and comfortable hotel Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel. Getting picked up at the airport was very appreciated and made it easy and allowed me to meet Ngima before our trek began. The very next morning I was picked up and the adventure began as we were off to the airport and flew to Lukla to begin our 17 day Everest Base Camp Trek.

On arrival I met Sonam who would complete our group of three - me, Ngima as guide and Sonam as porter.I had the most wonderful weather to base camp with clear skies that allowed me many chances to see Mount Everest along the way - but the early morning hours after base camp it started to snow non stop for over 24 hours so our descent was through 1 1/2 feet of snow but it was amazingly beautiful to see the area covered in snow and actually made it easier on my knees and hip to walk through the packed snow and not as many uneven steps. Ngima, Sonam and I enjoyed the winter wonderland and we did not let this change in weather dampen our spirit - however others were impacted by the snow by not getting further up or flights out so we were very lucky with the timing of the snow. Along the way up and down - the tea houses that were chosen for us to stay at were more than I expected - although they were cold - I was prepared with my very highly rated sleeping bag and the clothing to keep me warm. The food at the tea houses was always very good and I really enjoyed the dal Bhat and momos . Ngima made sure I was doing good along the way and was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out the mountains and answered any questions I had . Very often Ngima and Sonam played Nepalese music so it was very enjoyable walking and listening as it added to the experience.

I love to take photos ( and so did Ngima) so it was easy to just ask to stop or pause whenever I wanted to take or have a photo taken - and since it was just us 3 - we were able to take the time to do fun photos during the trek. I have so much respect for the hard work and job that Ngima and Sonam do and am forever thankful to have met these wonderful 2 young men that made my trip so very fulfilling. Ngima continues to take more courses to improve his guiding opportunities and Sonam works hard to support his young family so if you have the chance to request these men- you will be in such great hands .What I also really appreciated from the company was that the internal flights to and from Lukla were taken care of for me- I was very happy with the tea house accommodations chosen for us , my meals and park fees were all taken care of so I could just enjoy my surroundings and accomplish getting to base camp and checking off another thing on my ‘live list’. Back in Kathmandu I also had asked Himal if it was possible to recommend a tour and he provided his driver Dalsur and a guide Mukta Ram Acharya for an incredible day of sightseeing in Kathmandu.

I also went for dinner that night and thank you to Himal for taking me to Bhojan Bhumi Restaurant for an incredible meal and Nepalese cultural experience. I went to Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp and left the country with amazing new friends . Ngima surprised me by coming to the hotel to see me off at the airport - he told me that I came as a client but leave as family and I felt the same way. Thank you to Himal,Raj, Dalsur, Mukta and much gratitude to Ngima and Sonam for an unforgettable journey. This company exceeded my expectations - I highly recommend Visit Himalaya Treks and will book with the company again in the future.Namaste !!! Sherri Hunchak from Canada

 by Vera Anne Argyle & Karin Roos

We were incredibly fortunate to trek to 17 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Visit Himalaya Treks.
Himal, the owner of Visit Himalaya Treks, was in contact with us through every step of our planning phase; answering even our most benign questions. He gave great advice on Visas, travel insurance and hotels (we wanted to stay two additional days before the trek). Throughout our trek he and our guide kept our friends and family updated on our progress through Facebook posts. He made us feel like family from the moment we stepped into his office.
Our guide, Ngima, was extremely professional and incredibly experienced. He greeted us at the airport and his smile and adventurous, positive nature was immediately infectious! He also shared with us his journey to becoming a guide. Ngima solved every little ‘problem’ that arose on the trek (in the mountains nothing is certain) with skill and grace. We never had to worry about anything-we knew he had everything under control. He made sure we ate enough every day (key to avoiding AMS) and that we had a great time-even teaching us some card games!
If you’re adventurous and have a love for the outdoors Everest Base Camp will be one of the best things you’ll ever do. It takes a bit of planning and is not an easy Sunday stroll so you’ll want to be sure to book with a company that will assist you with the planning before, encourage and motivate you during and becomes your family after.
We were sad to say goodbye to Himal and Ngima and we’ll definitely go back to tackle another of the incredible Himalayan treks!
Vera Anne Argyle & Karin Roos From South Africa



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