Trip Overview

The ultimate destination of Everest Base Camp Trek is to reach the first base camp of Mt. Everest which is 5364 m high from the sea level. The minimal recommended duration for this trek is 13 days. So considering on todays’ busy world, we have reduced the duration of this trek to 13 days from 16 days.

Everest Base Camp Trek is obviously one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. Its an inspiring destination from where you learn the absolute meaning of “roof of the world”. During the trip, you enjoy extraordinary beauty of the Khumbu. Although it is a trekking in the Everest Base Camp, it is a moderate trekking route. It offers most remarkable scenery of some 8 thousanders – Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Makalu as well as other popular peaksAmadablam, Nuptse etc.

The trek begins from Lukla when you land Lukla airport by domestic flight. In fact, your adventure journey begins as you take your domestic flight to Lukla because Lukla airport is considered as one of the dangerous airport in the world. However, pilots of here is used to with it. After, in the same day, you move toward Phakding which is a small village. You stay an overnight there. Indeed, you passes few sherpa villages as well as alpine forest to reach the Everest Base Camp. On the way, you get to have opportunity to see magnificent views of the high snow-capped mountains and ethic cultural experience as well as Buddhist monasteries. Here are some other activities which you can do during this trek.

Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition has designed 13 days’ itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek for those travelers who want to be closer on Everest in the short period of time by trekking.

Frequently Asked Question about Everest Base Camp Trek

What is Everest Base Camp ?

Definitely, it is one of the most searchable question in Google when people hear about the Everest first time. In fact, it is a place in which Everesters stay overnight before beginning their Everest Expedition (Everest Climbing). Everest Base Camp has been classified into 4 types, according to the elevation and difficult to reach there. They are as follows:-

  1. Everest Base Camp I
  2. Everest Base Camp II
  3. Everest Base Camp III
  4. Everest Base Camp IV

By the way, Everest Base Camp Trek means only to reach at first base camp i.e it only allows us to reach at base camp I. If you want to go rest of three base camp, you need Everest Climbing permit. Only trekking permit is not sufficient to be there base camp II, III and IV.

Although, your ultimate destination of this trek is Everest Base Camp, you should not leave Kalapathar behind because you can experience Mt. Everest more closer from here than Everest Base Camp.

How long does it take to do the Everest Base Camp Trek ?

It depends on your trekking route. The recent trend is 13 days trek which includes arrival and departure dates as well. But if you don’t want rush, it will be better to choose 16-18 days trek. By the way, you can even make this trip for longer days. Indeed, we have made another itinerary of 16 days for this trek as an alternative.

What is the temperature at base camp of Mt. Everest ?

It also depends on season. In spring, the temperature ranges from -2 to 8 degree centigrade. In winter, the temperature ranges from -12 to 2 degree centigrade.

What was the mount Everest original name ?

Nepalese call it Sagarmatha which means “Goddess of Sky”. In tibet, it is called Chomulongma which means “mother goddess of the universe”. But its first name was XV peak.

How fart is it to Everest Base Camp from Lukla ?

Lukla to Everest Base Camp distance is 38.58 miles (62 kilometers). It takes around 13 – 16 days to reach by walking. The average walking time is 5-6 hours per day.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2850m) and trek to Phakding (2660m)
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3235m)
Day 04: Acclimatization and rest at Namche
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3890m)
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4910m)
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) and Everest Base Camp (5380m) and back to Gorakshep
Day 09: Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and Pheruche (4320m)
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3435M)
Day 11: Trek back to Phakding and Lukla (2850m)
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu (30-35 minutes)
Day 13: Final Departure

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

As you arrive at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, one of their representative will be there to welcome you. They will take you to the hotel. Your tour operator gives you brief information about each day program. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2850m) and trek to Phakding (2660m)

You will take a flight to Lukla which takes about 35-40 minutes to reach there. Then, you kick off your trek from lukla to Phakding by walking through Chaurikharka Village and descent towards Dhudhkoshi. The trail follows the bank of Dhudhkoshi river until it reaches at Phakding. Overnight stay at guest house.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3235m)

Early in the morning after having breakfast, you further start your trek upward Namche Bazaar. In the beginning, the trek also follows the bank of Dhudhkoshi river and crosses the Dhudhkoshi river, then goes through a beautiful pine forest to Monju. Thereafter, you soon approach to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, then descend to Dhudhkoshi river. Now you follow the steep climb to the beautiful village called Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Lodge.

Day 04: Acclimatization and rest at Namche

Today is your rest day at Namche. It is important before moving up to higher elevation. You get to explore Namche and culture and tradition of Sherpa people. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3890m)

As usual, you take breakfast and start trekking towards Everest Base Camp today. Today's highlight will be the breathtaking views of Himalayas - Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Themserku and Kwangde peaks. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4910m)

Today, you will start your trek followed by rhododendron forest to Dingboche. You cross a bridge over Imja river and then pass the valley wall and traverse to the plains to Pangboche village. Pangboche is the biggest residential area of Sherpas in the Khumbu region. Your afternoon trek may be quite difficult as the landscape gives way to dry; desolate mountain and you hike up to Dingboche. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)

Today's trek will be more gradual and more challenging due to the higher altitude. You get to enjoy wonderful views of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Amadablam. Finally, you will reach Lobuche after about 4-5 hours. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) and Everest Base Camp (5380m) and back to Gorakshep

Today is the ultimate destination of your trip. You will trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. As you reach to Gorakshep, you will get to enjoy the snow-capped mountain views surrounding you. If it is spring season, you get chance to meet with Everest Climber attempting scale the Everest summit. After spending 2-3 hours in Everest Base Camp, you will move back to Gorakshep. Overnight at lodge

Day 09: Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and Pheruche (4320m)

You wake up before dawn and trek towards Kalapathar. In Kalapathar if weather is good, you can enjoy sunrise view over Mt. Everest. From here, you can capture wonderful scenario of Himalaya in your camera. Afterwards, you will come back to Gorakshep and have breakfast. Then you descend in the direction of Pheruche. Overnight at lodge

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3435M)

The way of Pheruche to Namche is mostly downhill which is quite easier. You will be at Namche by late afternoon. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 11: Trek back to Phakding and Lukla (2850m)

After having breakfast, you move toward the Hillary suspension bridge and passes some local ethic villages. In the evening, you will be at Lukla. Overnight in a lodge.

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu (30-35 minutes)

Today is the second last day of your journey. In the morning, you will hop a domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. One of our representative will be at airport with private vehicle, and you will be transferred to hotel. You need solo rest after you trek in the Himalaya. In the evening, you will enjoy a get together and cultural dinner with your guide and Go For Nepal team.

Day 13: Final Departure

One of their representatives will take you to airport for your flight back home

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (4 nights)
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek
  • Licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping bag (Should be returned after completing trip)
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Excludes

  • Air travel to/from Nepal,
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
  • Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.

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My first visit to Everest Base Camp – Just awesome !

In one word “Just awesome”. That was my first visit to Nepal and obviously to Everest.

I had been preparing for my holidays for long time since I had not gone for outing for long time. Meanwhile, I came to know about Go For Nepal throughout Facebook. Then I wrote an inquiry to them. After that, I got humble reply from them. After negotiating the price and services, I finally decided to choose them.

I arrived Nepal at 9:30 PM, 30 October, 2017. As per our earlier understanding, one of their representatives named “Madan” was there at airport. He picked up me and took me to the Hotel, Holy Himalaya. Hotel was also very decent. The very next day, after having breakfast, we went to airport, the same airport where I landed on the previous day to take flight to Lukla.

During the whole trip, I found the whole team of Go For Nepal very friendly. Guide was very good whose name is Yogendra KC. He is truly good. In fact, I enjoyed the Everest a lot.

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  • Everest Region Entry Fee
  • Everest Trek – Bridge on way to Everest Trek
  • Tourist enjoying trekking in Mt. Everest
  • Remarkable view of Mt. Amadablam

Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of 3 or more than 3 persons. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
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Private Trip

Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.

Tailor Made Trip

Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.





Choose your date
The above itinerary is a standard info of what we provide. But this trip can be customized  as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Note: During the trip, weather condition, transportation, local political factors etc can result in the change of itinerary. Therefore, if such condition occurs during the trip, leader has right to decide the best alternative considering the interest of whole group. However, we do our best to minimize the effects of such thing, but we will not be responsible for the result of changes or delays.

Kathmandu - Lukla Flight Delay

In order to go to Everest Region trek, domestic flight is the primary mode of transport to reach at Lukla. It is fairly included in the trip. Sometimes, domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu) may be delayed due to weather conditions or any technical problems. In case of flight delay, Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition can arrange heli charter to ensure your are on schedule for your internation flight. However, you will be charged additional amount for heli charter which can be directly payable to our office at Kathmandu. The heli charter amount depends on group size. The minimum cost is $500 USD and maximum cost is $3500 USD. We suggest you to come a day earlier before you begin your trek. If you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment. Likewise, having some extra days after you finished you trek is also better because your flight to Kathmandu/Lukla might be delayed due to bad weather and any technical problems.

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Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition P. Ltd supports local NGO's and Orphan Foundation in number of ways.:-
Donation:
We donate up to 12% of its annual revenue to local community projects like regular maintenance of government schools, rebuilding of earthquake affected houses etc.
Sponsorship
Sponsorship is one of the major activities to help orphan children. We also help to conduct sponsorship by collaboration with some organizations.
Volunteering Program
Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition organize volunteering programs in several fields like Education, Health, Technology, Agriculture and Cultural Exchange. It is basically targeted into remote and rural areas of Nepal.

FAQs

Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.