Everest Base Camp Trek

This trek is a direct approach to the foot of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. It is designed to get you very close to the 'mother of all peaks'.

Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest began in 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have developed this two-week trek to Everest Base Camp that begins and returns to Lukla.

This very well known mountain trek starts at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa, and expeditions en route to Mt.Everest. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make this a memorable trek.

From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyangboche Monastery, which is a two-hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, best seen in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning. It is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent views in the world.

We then descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier, first to Lobuche, a vantage point for some spectacular views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks and then hike to Gorak Shep for a breather.

We also have the opportunity to ascend Kala Pattar (5554m) from where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which will literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there. You soon realize it was absolutely worth it. This also includes fantastic views of the south west face of Mt. Everest. We then trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally making our way back down to Lukla.

Trip Facts

Trip duration: 16 Days

Trip grade: moderate to fairly challenging

Activity: Trekking and Cultural excursion

Starts in: Kathmandu

Ends in: Kathmandu

Trek type: TH (Tea House / Lodge)

Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house)

Transportation: Flight and car

Full Itineratry

Maximum altitude: 5357m

Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02 - Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Day 03 - Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding

Day 04 - Trek to Namche (3450m)

Day 05 - Rest day in Namche

Day 06 - Trek to Thyangboche[3864m]

Day 07 - Trek to Pheriche [4252m]

Day 08 - Rest day in Pheriche

Day 09 - Trek to Lobuche[4930m]

Day 10 - Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m]

Day 11 - Trek to Everest BC [5357], back to Gorak Shep

Day 12 - Trek to Pangboche [3985m]

Day 13 - Trek to Namche[3450m]

Day 14 - Trek to Lukla[2900m]

Day 15 - Flight to Kathmandu

Day 16 - Depart Kathmandu