Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

Everest Hiking is a great challenge and achievement itself which takes to the elevation of 5,545m. and offers to see four of six tallest mountains in the world including Mount Everest (8,848m.), Mt. Makalu, Mt Lhotse, and Mt Cho Oyu.

Everest Base Camp Trekking, a trek into the foothills of the highest peak in the world. Trekking in Nepal is best holiday adventure and if the trekking is Everest trek then it is absolutely best trekking experience in Nepal. Everest Hiking is great challenge and achievement itself which takes to the elevation of 5,545m. and offers to see four of six tallest mountains in the world including Mount Everest (8,848m.), Mt. Makalu, Mt Lhotse and Mt Cho Oyu.

Everest Base Camp trek not only offers to trek to Everest but also offers to explore the culture and living style of Sherpa of the Himalayas. During Everest Base Camp Tour, one will get chance to explore the Sherpa Homeland. Sherpa are known as the famous climbers. It was Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who summited Mount Everest first in 1953 A.D.

The flora and faunas of the Everest Region will makes your trip extra especial. Additionally, the exploration of Buddhist Monasteries is something not to miss during trek of Mount Everest Base Camp.

The best time to trekking Everest is spring (May-June) and autumn (September-November). Touch the highest mountain in the world, leave the footprint in highest mountain’s base camp and make your trip to Everest once in a life time with Hike Manaslu  Treks.

Day 1
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel

Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu a Hike Manaslu representative will be there for your warm welcome and will help you to transfer to your hotel. Get refresh and take a good rest.

Day 2
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

The sightseeing program is focused to introduce some the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Sites in Kathmandu. Soyambhunath” Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath- Lord Shiva place, Boudhanath (Biggest stupa in South Asia) – a Buddhist place and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In evening there trek briefing.

Day 3
Day 3: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft.)

A scenic 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla. In Lukla meet remaining crews then start trek to Phakding. It is 3 hours gentle walk through the banks of Dudh Koshi River to Phakding. O/N.

Day 4
Day 4: Phakding-Namche Bazar (3440m/11280ft.)

Take early breakfast, tie your boots and get ready for trekking. Follow the Dudh Koshi river pass several suspension bridges. It takes 6 ½ hour to reach Namche. Namche Bazar is trading center of the Khumbu Region. Check the gears and add if anything left in Kathmandu. O/N

Day 5
Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar

Free day at Namche Bazar. Go to Tourist Visit Center and get knowledge about Sherpa culture plus flora and faunas of Everest Region. Hiking Thame or exploration are the optional activities for the day.

Day 6
Day 6: Namache Bazar to Tengboche( 3870m./12,694ft.)-

From Namche, you head towards Tengboche. It will be scenic ups and downs walk which offers stunning mountains views including Mt Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt Lhotse and close views of Thamserkhu and Amadablam. It takes approx. 6 hours to reach Tengboche. Tengboche is one of the best view point of Everest region and has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of Khumbu Region. O/N.

Day 7
Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche(4,360/12,694ft.)

After breakfast, start trekking of Dingboche. The trail passes Pangboche where the oldest Monastery of Khumbu region lies. After 6 hours approx. walk reach Tengboche. Tengboche is another Mountain View point in Everest Region.

Day 8
Day 8: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

As the elevation rise this day take a rest day at Dingboche. It is better to hike Nagarstang hill before lunch. After lunch, take rest.

Day 9
Day 9: Dingboche to Labuche(4940m./16,207ft.)

Labuche is in 5 hours walking distance from Dingboche. This day our trail offers to view Khumbu icefall. Passing several frozen rivers and typically design stone house we reach Labuche.

Day 10
Day 10: Labuche to Gorakshep(5,170m./16961ft.)-Everest Base Camp (5,364m./17,594ft.)-Gorakshep

A day when we achieve our dream. Start early morning, it is quite long walking day (8-9 hours) but a worthwhile one. From Labuche, we first get to Gorakshep (lunch-place), then hike up to Everest Base Camp. Spend some times in base camp of highest mountain, click some memories and leave your footprints. After then we will trek back to Gorakshep. Gorakshep itself offers the magnificent views of Himalayas. O/N

Day 11
Day 11: Gorakshep to Kalapathar(5545m./18,192ft.)-Pheriche(4280m./14,070ft.)

Early morning, hike Kalapathar (5545m.)- Best mountain view point which offers the stunning views including:Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and other neighboring peaks. Enjoy the picturesque views. Then take descend trail to trek Pheriche.O/N.

Day 12
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche

An easy walking day. With 4 hours gentle walk from Pheriche we reach Namche Bazar. It is the same way back via Tengboche. O/N.

Day 13
Day 13: Namche to Phakding

Start trekking relatively later than other days. From Namche the trail descends steeply via Dudh Koshi River. We pass Jorsalle and Monjo before reaching Phakding. It will be 5 hours trekking this day. O/N.

Day 14
Day 14: Phakding to Lukla

With 3-4 hours descend trail trek from Phakding will take to Lukla. In evening there will be a farewell dinner with Sherpa and Guides. O/N.

Day 15
Day 15: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu

With early morning 30 minutes flight we will fly back to Kathmandu. In free time you can either take rest or can do some last minutes shopping in Thamel. Even will be for farewell dinner with Hike Manaslu team.

Day 16
Day 16: Fly back home

A Hike Manaslu representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for returning flight. We hope to see you again in Nepal.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is a Grade A or difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Everest Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 5364m. This is the elevation of Everest Base Camp . EBC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Everest Base Camp trekking?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Namche or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Everest Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, EBC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $40 to $50 per day and porters take $25 to $35 per day.

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Price From USD 1,700 USD $ 1,299/person
Total $ 1,299 USD

Trip Facts

  • Private Vehicle & KTM-Lukla- Ktm flight
  • 5365 M
  • 1-15
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu, Normal hotel during trek
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu, Three meals during trek