Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the morning trek to this base camp. From Lukla, climbers trek upward to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, 3,440 metres, following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river. Then they trek to Dingboche, 4,260 metres, and then to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar, 5,545 metres and Mt. Pumori.


Duration: 15 days
Max elevation: 5,545 m
Activity: trekking
Best time: Mar-Jun/Sep-Dec

Brief Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrival to Kathmandu airport (1315m)

Day 2:
Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 3:
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2600m): 3hrs

Day 4:
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 6-7 hrs

Day 5:
Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440m) for acclimatization

Day 6:
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m): 5-6 hrs

Day 7:
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m): 5-6 hrs

Day 8:
Day trip to Chukhung valley (4710m) and trek back to Dingboche

Day 9:
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m): 5 hrs

Day 10:
Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5365m) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 m): 7-8 hrs

Day 11:
Hiking up to Kala Pattar (5545m) and trek to Pheriche (4240m): 7-8 hrs

Day 12:
Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 6 hrs

Day 13:
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m): 6 hrs

Day 14:
Lukla - Kathmandu: 30min flight

Day 15:


  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa, double occupancy, with breakfast
  • All sightseeing by deluxe vehicle
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • National Park entry fee
  • TIMS permit
  • Accommodation (in lodges along the way)
  • Food: 3 meals a day (provided from the menu)
  • Tea / Coffee 3 times a day
  • A good English speaking Sherpa guide & required porter/s
  • Essential equipment like trekking stick, sleeping bag, dawn jacket, water bottle, rain poncho
  • First Aid Kit Bag
  • Insurance for Staff

Not included

  • Lunch & dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Any bar bills, laundry, tips
  • Emergency rescue
  • Any extra cost not mentioned in "Included" section

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