Everest Base Camp Trek (16 Days)

One of the most popular treks in Nepal, the Everest Base Camp Trek is often on the Top Ten list of travel magazines.


Trip Overview

  • The journey begins with a short and adventurous flight to Lukla.
  • Recommended: October to December OR February to May

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Lukla to Phakding (3 hr)
The trek begins with a hike to Phakding which is partly downhill. The village of Cheplung is reached in about 40 minutes. There are also short excursions which one can take to help acclimatize. Phakding (2610m) has plenty of lodges as well as several bars
Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Phakding to Namche Bazaar is 5 ½ hr if long stops are avoided. The trail goes along the Dudh Kosi valley towards the north and rewards you with a great view of Thamserku. A checkpoint is reached at Chumoa and a trail through rhododendron and magnolia forest leads on to Monjo (2840m). After Monjo, you enter the Sagarmatha National Park where park fees need to be paid. After Monjo comes Jorsale from where it’s a steep climb through a pine forest to reach Namche Bazaar, which feels like a small town with cyber cafes and everything from batteries to trekking gear available.
Day 3. Acclimatization
It is important to halt an extra day at Namche for acclimatization.
Day 4. To Tengboche (4hr)
The route via Syangboche and Khumjung is suggested and a visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery is worthwhile. There are great views of Ama Dablam from Tenboche (3870m).
Day 5. Acclimatization
Another day to be spent acclimatizing in and around Tengboche.
Day 6: To Pheriche (3 ½ hr)
Walk past Debuche and Pangboche (3860m) is reached. Soon after Pangboche, you encounter arid landscape. Cross the Khumbu Khola to reach Pheriche (4240 m) in the wide valley of this river. The health center of the Himalayan Rescue Association is here helping trekkers and climbers.
Day 7. Acclimatization
One more day in Pheriche for acclimatization with side trips to Chhukung or Island Peak Base camp.
Day 8: Pheriche to Dughla (4620m)
To Dughla (4620m) in just (2 hr) along the valley floor. Early bird gets the bed as accommodation is limited.
Day 9: To Lobuche (2 ½ hr)
The trail climbs up the moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The Pumori peak looms large and you come across memorials for famous mountaineers. A halt here is a must because of altitude as Lobuche is 4930m.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep ( 2 ½ hr)
From here the climb is difficult as one strongly feels the effects of high altitude and altitude sickness is a possibility. After traversing a moraine Gorak Shep (5160m) is reached at the foot of Kala Pathar.
Day 11: To Base Camp (6 hr return)
It’s a tough hike to Everest Base Camp (5340m) over the Khumbu Glacier which is a moving surface and ever changing path. During climbing season the base camp is full of colorful tents but otherwise, there is nothing to see here and even Everest is not visible. For a fascinating, panoramic view of Everest and other prominent peaks, go to Kala Pathar (5545m) as a side trip.
Day 12: Back to Lobuche (2 hr)
Head back from Gorak Shep the same way you climbed up but going downhill is a breeze and you can easily reach Lobuche in 2 hours, so start early after lunch.
Day 13: Lobuche to Pheriche/Dingboche ( 3hr )
You might want a change of scene and stay at Dingboche.
Day 14: To Tengboche ( 2 ½ hr)
Descend along the Imja Valley and drop down to the Imja Khola to reach Tengboche.
Day 15 ( 4 ½ hr )
On to Namche Bazaar: Climb down to Phunki Thenga and climb a ridge to reach Namche Bazaar.
Day 16: Namche to Lukla ( 6 hr )
At the end of your trek, it’s a hard descent to Dudh Kosi. Be at Lukla by 3pm to confirm your flight back to Kathmandu. Then it’s party time late into the night.

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  • If an area does not have good quality accommodation options, we can provide very comfortable camping-style accommodation for the duration of your journey.
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  • A lot of the fresh produce used in our dishes is sourced locally from growers in the trekking region.

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