Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

18 Days Everest Region Strenuous Trekking

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and challenging trek in Nepal. The trek takes you through the stunning Khumbu Valley, where you will be surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest (8,848 meters).
Mount Everest (8850m) was climbed for the first time on May 29, 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay Sherpa.
The Everest Base Camp trek begins and ends in Lukla. The journey starts along the Dudh Koshi River’s bank, passing through the Sagarmatha National Park on the way to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the main trading point in the Everest region, which is known as the gateway of Khumbu trek and as an acclimatization destination.
This trek will provide you with a natural thrill as it takes you through breathtaking high-altitude landscapes, esoteric Buddhist monasteries, traditional Sherpa villages, high-altitude flora and fauna, and snow-capped mountains.We visit the renowned ang bigTengboche Monastery. We will continue our walk to Dingboche and eventually to Lobuche from here. During the hike, you will be able to see Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and many more peaks.
The hike to Gorak Shep and walk alongside the Khumbu Glacier until we reach mount Everest base camp. We sleep at the heighest point at Gorekshep (5140m).
The following day, when we hike up Kala Patthar, where we can see the sunrise over Mt. Everest and other peaks. The best view point to observe sunrise and Mt. Everest and Khumbu Glacier, the world's deepeset glacier. After observing the scenery for a while, we return back to Gorak Shep and descends towards Pheriche Village.
The trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque Sherpa villages, dense forests, and glacial rivers. The trek also includes visits to ancient monasteries, such as atTengboche, pangpoche and breathtaking viewpoints, such as Kala Patthar.The trek is challenging, but the rewards are immense, including the opportunity to experience the unique culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • Activities


  • Trip Grade


  • Starting Price

    € 2100 /Person

  • Accommodation

    Lodge, Tea House

  • Max. Altitude

    5550 Meters

  • Best Season

    Sept-Dec, Mar-May

  • Active Hours

    6/7 Hours/Day

  • Group Size

    04-15 Person

Highlights & Attractions

  • Adventurous and Scenic Flight to Lukla (Tenzing Hilary Airport)
  • Explore the Majestic Khumbu Valley and experience the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Namche Bazaar is an entrance and a cultural hub to the Everest region.
  • Opportunity to Explore Sherpa Culture, Traditions and Lifestyle, prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • Breathtaking views of high Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, Ama Dablam and many more peaks.
  • Amazing panoramic views from Kala Patthar (5,555m)
  • World's highest and deepest Khumbu Glacier (4,900m)
  • Ancient Monasteries in Tengboche (3,867m), Pangboche and Himalayan Civilization
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Trip Itinerary

Flight from different cities

Arrival at Kathmandu airport (usually in the afternoon) already marks our entry into another world... Customs formalities, baggage collection and welcome by our local French-speaking guide. Crossing the city to the hotel already offers a first discovery of the bustling and colorful capital of Nepal. Buses, trucks, bicycles and sacred cows crisscross in a friendly chaos... Depending on the arrival time, visit the surrounding area or simply settle in and rest at the hotel before your dinner at the hotel.
Free time

Early departure from the hotel to reach Kathmandu airport/Manthali Airport then flight of approximately 35/20 minutes to Lukla (2840m). We can see the range of the himalaya from our flight and already observe some mountains with snow covered from lukla. We go to lodge to meet the porters and take a cup of tea and coffee to start our journey. We will check our baggages and give to porters and we will find it only in the camp for the night. After tea break, we pass through the Lukla small city and meet the control point for the permits. We already notice the Buddhist culture and see it's monuments like Stupa, Chorten, prayer wheels with prayer flags. We descents towards Thado Koshi (2550m) for our lunch, Kusum Kanguru (6367m is just infront of us . After 1h 30 minutes of walk by passing some small villages and Buddhist monuments we arrive at our camp Phagding village.

Note :- Flights to the Everest Region now depart from Ramchhap airport due to congestion at the Kathmandu airport. It take around 4/5hours of drive from Kathmandu, so we leave Kathmandu at 1 am to reach there for the early morning flights. The flights are only in the morning.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

•Walking time: between 5h to 5h30
•Accommodation: In lodge
•Height difference: +1200 m/-100m

The day already, we attack to high altitude, we continue climb gradually towards Monjo village by the bank of the Dudh Kosi river, We pass through lots of beautiful village and can see Kusum Kanguru (6367m) and Thermserku Himal(6618m). We enter in the Sagarmatha Nation Park, and check point for the permits at Monjo. Jorsala(2740m) is the best place to lunch just at the bank of the river. We cross the bridge for several times, by passing the last long and high suspension bridge we climb up steepy part from where we can observe first point view of Mt. Everest (8848m). We arrive at Namche Bazar, where we stay for two nights. Namche is the gateway to the Khumbu region and Namche Bazaar is an entrance and a cultural hub as well as the real crossroads for the different treks in the region, don't be surprised to meet a lot of people before entering the city and when leaving.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

•Walking time: between 6h to 6h30
•Accommodation: In lodge
•Height difference: +980 m/-190m

The day is know as rest day but we do some activities to avoid the altitude sickness in the mountains. There are lots of choices to pass the day and acclimatize. We put two options, your guide will help and explain you for the hike of the day.
Possible to go to up to Thamo village (3493m), by following Bhote koshi river which comes from Tibet. We can discover another part of the region where we will not go. You can see the views of Thame village from long way, from where trekkers do the three passes Trek. Another option is to climb up to Everest view point (3880m) and return down to Namche Bazar for the lunch and free time to visit Namche or rest.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
(Namche - Thamo -Namche Bazar)
Walking time: between 4h30 to 5h

• Accommodation: In lodge
• Height difference: +450 m/-450


(Namche - Everest view point - Namche)
Walking time: between 3h to 3h30

• Accommodation: In lodge
• Height difference: +470 m/-470m


The first hike is pretty steepy part. We follow auto route where we can see lots of people up to Kenjoma (3550m). kenjoma is the center point for the separation of Gokyo lake and Everest Base camp trek. We climb up around 2 hours towards Mong la pass (3973m), where we stop for lunch. We descent steepy down to Phortse Thanga (3680m), and we leave the way to go to Gokyo lake and we cross the river of Gokyo river and climb up to Phortse village. Which village is very famous for alpinists. Beautiful view Thamserku 6608m, Amadablam 6814m) and Kangtega (6685m).


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

•Walking time: between 5h to 5h30
•Accommodation: In lodge
•Height difference: +845 m/-495m

The first part is slightly steep up to top of the village from where we can see nice view of Phortse village and Mongla village where we lunched yesterday with super view of Kangtega, Thamserku and Amadablam. We walk by the balcony with splendid view of Tengpoche just infront of us. We can see the different form of Amadablam which is considered as the beautiful country in the world. We visit at the oldest and famous monastery at upper pangboche village (3930m). We can see the "Yeti scalp" inside the monastery. It was founded at 17th century by Lama Sangwa Dorje, the monastery has it's own important history between Yeti and Lama Sangwa Dorje at the base camp of Tabuche Peak (6495m). We lunch at Shomare (4010m), We climb up gradually towards Dingboche village (4410m). Dingboche is big and one of the highest altitude village. The last village of khumbu. It's known as a second Namche Bazar, where almost everyone stop for the second time for the acclimation before climbing Everest Base Camp.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

•Walking time: between 6h to 6h30
•Accommodation: In lodge
•Height difference: +1010m/-550m

We use to say,this day is rest day, but we do some activities to acclimitized in this day. We walk along way to the Imja Khola with the impressive view of Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam and Baruntse (7129m). This valley is famous with Island Peak ( 6189m). There are lots of alpinists who come to climb it. This valley is known as Imja valley. And we lunch at Chhukung(4730m). We return back to Dingboche village and visit the village.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

•Walking time: between 6h to 6h30
•Accommodation: In lodge
•Height difference: +/-450m

We can see the magnificent view of the valley and Ama Dablam from the top of dingboche village from old Stupa. And that small summit, we use to climb gradually by the path of mountainside, From where we can see the good view of Pherchie village and stay at return back from Everest Base camp. After 2 hours of walk we arrive at Dughla (4620m). We attack steep part of the day up to Dughla Pass (4830m), where we can see the monuments which are made at the memory of alpinists who were died at Everest Expeditions. And then around 1h15 minutes of walk we arrive at Labuche (4910m) which is our camp.
Possible to walk more 45 minutes to sleep at Pyramid Hotel (4970m), which was built before for the research. There is only one small familial lodge.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

•Walking time: between 3h to 4h
•Accommodation: In lodge
•Height difference: +650m/-120m

The trail for 30 minutes is easy and after a while, we climb up one short steep part. We walk on the moraine of the khangri Glacier. The way are pretty Zig Zag, we cross lots of Yaks, tourists and porters. We arrive at the "Sand lake" of Gorak Shep (5140m). We can see the good views of Nuptse(7861m), Everest (8848m), Pumari Himal(7161m). We lunch at Gorakshep and after lunch break, we go to Everest Base camp and return back to Gorak Shep for the night.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

•Walking time: between 6h to 6h30
•Accommodation: In lodge
•Height difference: +654m/-165m

Early in the morning, we climb to Kala Pattar which is the highest summit of this trek. As an extension of a foothill of Pumori, Kala Pattar is the most beautiful belvedere of the massif, fantastic view of Everest (8850m), Everest base camp and the khumbu Ice Fall, the almost perfect pyramid of Pumori (7161m) and Nuptse (7861m ). Return back to Gorak Shep to take breakfast and descents towards by the same way to Lobuche (4910m) to lunch and back to Pheriche village, where we pass our night. There is a hospital for high altitude sickness.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

•Walking time: between 5h to 6h
•Accommodation: In lodge
•Height difference: +510m/-1400m

We cross the river and small steep climb along the Imja Khola and descends down towards lower pangboche village and cross the suspension bridge and walk through the forest of rhodhodenrons and pines tress and very pleasent hike and again steep climb to arrive Tengboche village (3860m), where we visit the big, important and oldest monastery of Khumbu which is situted at the foot of the Thamserku and Kangtega Himal. Tengboche is very famous place. We cans see the monks in the monastry. It was founded around 1650 by Sangwa Dorjee who left his footprints in the monastery. It was destroyed by the earthquake in 1934 and by fire in 1989 and rebuited at the year of 1990m. After lunch, we descents longway un to Phungi Thanga (3250m) by passing the forest, cross the dudh koshi rivier and start to steep climb up to our camp for the night Kanjemo.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

•Walking time: between 3h to 3h30
•Accommodation: In lodge
•Height difference: +1150m/-450m

We reach Namche Bazar (3440m) by the same way, we go to visit museum of climbers and to see the culture of Sherpas, We lunch and short visit at Namche Bazar, then go down to Jorsale and Monjo (2835m).


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

•Walking time: between 4h to 4h30
•Accommodation: In lodge
•Height difference: +120m/-940m

Return back to Lukla (2840m), The last day hike of the trek, end of the trek and find everyone at the evening together to celebrate the conquered of the trek. The guide will explain you all the necessary briefing for the last day of the trek for Nepali staffs.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

•Walking time: between 5h to 5h30
•Accommodation: In lodge
•Height difference: +550m/-450m

Flight back to Kathmandu or Ramechap. Mostly in big season will be Lukla to Ramechap/ Manthali airport to avoid the traffic jam at Kathmandu. And 5 hours of vehicles to arrive Kathmandu.


Breakfast included

• Accommodation: In lodge


Flight back to Kathmandu or Ramechap. Mostly in big season will be Lukla to Ramechap/ Manthali airport to avoid the traffic jam at Kathmandu. And 5 hours of vehicles to arrive Kathmandu.



Breakfast included

• Accommodation: In lodge


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Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in the mountains (dinner, breakfast and lunch)
  • 3 nights city accommodation (Kathmandu) with breakfast.
  • All transportation, including airport pickup and drop-off. Flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
  • Hiking permit in the national park and trekking regions, TIMS
  • French-speaking guide, Assistant guides, porters (1 porters for 2 guests)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepali staff's insurance
  • Welcome dinner and Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approximately 50 USD) per person.
  • Rental of trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, etc.
  • Shower, Wi-Fi, cell phone battery charging and device.
  • Unexpected costs due to health, flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc.
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • Insurance
  • International flight

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

Everest Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately 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.

How difficult is the trek to Everest Base Camp?

15 things you should know about the trek to Everest Base Camp ...
There are only a couple of steep climbs, lasting about an hour each, and most days involve less than four hours of walking. The thing that makes the EBC trek tough is the altitude. Base Camp is at 5600m (18,373ft) and you will need to spend one or two nights above 5000m (16,404ft).

Why is Everest Base Camp famous?

Sagarmatha National Park is the main attraction of the Everest Base Camp Hike. It is enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additionally, this park attracts travelers with its stunning beauty of snow-capped himalayas, lush and evergreen forests, and picturesque rivers.

How do I prepare for Everest Base Camp?

DO get lots of trekking training in before the challenge – walking is the best way to prepare for our Everest Base Camp Trek! DON'T try to do too much too soon. This may lead to fatigue or getting injured – take it slowly and gradually increase your training. DO warm up and cool down before any exercise.

What is the best time to visit Everest Base Camp?

The best time to visit Everest Base Camp is either side of the late-May to mid-Sep monsoon season. Late Sep-Nov and Feb-May are the main trekking months with fairly stable conditions, good visibility and temps at Base Camp getting up to about -6°C.

Is Everest Base Camp crowded?

The Everest Base Camp trek is popular, and certain sections of the trail can experience crowding, especially during peak trekking seasons. The primary trekking seasons are pre-monsoon (spring) from late April to early June and post-monsoon (autumn) from late September to early November.

Can a beginner do Everest Base Camp?

Trekking to Everest Base Camp as a beginner is indeed possible and can be a memorable experience. Make sure to learn about logistics, training, the best time to visit, food, accommodation, permits, and other essentials for a safe and fun first-time trip to EBC.