Fact Information

Duration
14 Days
Destination
Nepal
Difficulty
luxurious
Accommodation
Hotel & Lodges
Activity
Trekking
Transportation
Tourist Bus, Car, Jeep, Air-plane
Meals
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Max Person
18
Min Person
1
Maximum altitude
5,550 meters, (18,208 ft)
Best season
September, October, November, April & May

About Trip

“Ultimate destination of the world for trekkers, hikers and mountaineers with not only  breathtaking white snow-capped circular mountain views but also the famous Sherpa mountaineer’s unique culture, the rich variety of flora and fauna is something that everyone should explore and rejoice……” In recent years, more than 70 thousand adventure seekers reach Everest Base Camp in the trekking season.

Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks that takes you to the base of Mount Everest and several other jewels of Nepal. The mesmerizing landscape of Himalayan ranges, Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa culture, forested trails of Sagarmatha National Park, wildlife etc. are some parts of the Everest Base Camp package. This trek is suitable for both seasoned as well as amateur trekkers.

The prime attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek are Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), etc. As you hike up to Kalapatthar (5,500 meters), you will be rewarded with a diverse landscape which changes regularly as you hike towards the top of the world.

Sometimes, you will be looking at the rhododendron forest, oaks, pine, magnolia mixed forest. Other days, the chortens, gompas like Tengboche monastery prayer wheels, prayer flags might be the panoramas you will witness some days. As you pass the pristine villages such as Namche, Khumjung, Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorapse, you will pass through charming villages, numerous suspension bridges, verdant forests to react the Everest Base Camp (EBC).

The famous mountain legends Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa made it to Everest Base Camp for the first time ever on May 29th 1953. Climbing to Mount Everest requires a lot of technicality. So, Everest Base Camp trek is an easier alternative to get to the closest proximity of Everest and Khumbu valley. This trek also introduces you to the Sherpa culture and lifestyle as you are taken to several Sherpa settlements via it.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

Magnificent views of majestic mountains one among which is Mount Everest (8848 meters).

UNESCO world heritage sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.

Chance of cross-culture with Sherpas and glimpse of their culture and traditions.

Nangkartshang viewpoint (5,083 meters) and Kalapatthar viewpoint (5500 meters) provide spectacular views of glaciers and mountains in the Everest region.

The awe-inspiring sunset and sunrise views of Khumbu valley

Enthralling Kathmandu to Lukla flight

Explore Sagarmatha National Park; its vegetations and wildlife.

Best time for Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time for Everest base camp Trek is Spring and autumn because of suitable temperature, clear skies, best visibility of mountains, less problematic snow falls etc. To be even more specific, the months like March, April, May, October and November are very popular months for trekking in the Everest region. Spring months are popular for providing the sight of blooming rhododendrons in addition to the clear views of Mount Everest and other adjoining mountains. 

Winter season is an off season for Everest base camp Trek but it is not exactly a bad time if you can stand the cold temperature. Everest base camp Trek during winter can be very rewarding because of the clear days and excellent mountain views. Beside this, the trekking routes will not be crowded so you get to trek in solitary during winter season. period.  The monsoon season, on the other hand, is not a good time for Everest base camp Trek because of the risks that it gives birth to like slippery trails, unpredictable weather etc. 

Difficulty of Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trekking is in the bucket list of almost every trekker in the world. One of the common queries that you will find among them is- “How difficult is the Everest base camp Trek? “ . Everest base camp Trek is categorized as easy to moderate Trek  which can be done easily with some experience and precautions.  Since the altitude of this trek goes beyond 5,000 meters there are slight chances of altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness however with some preventive cues, you will be fine.  

The round-trip distance of Everest base camp Trek is about 130 km starting and ending at Lukla. As a result, we will be trekking on an average of about six to seven hours a day for a 12 days itinerary.  With some experience walking in rugged topography and a basic level of fitness, one can go through this trip with much ease and confidence.

EBC trek meals and accommodations

You will be staying in a pre-booked room of a 3-star hotel during your time in Kathmandu. You will be served 3 meals a day throughout this trekking experience. Your breakfast option will have both national as well as international cuisines like chapati, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, oat porridge, Plain toast, French toast, coffee, tea, hot lemon etc.

During the trek, you will be staying overnight in lodges with comfortable rooms. Again, you can pick among the meal options. However, the most popular and opted for meal is Dal-Bhat set. Other items like Momo, Chow Mein, fried rice, hot soup are also available.

Outlined Itinerary

 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1,350 meters (4,429 ft), transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,840m (9,317 ft), trek begins to Phakding 2,610m (8,563 ft), 2. 3hrs.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar 3,440 meters (11,286 ft), 5-6 hours.

Day 04: Hike to Everest view Hotel 3,870m (12,697 ft), for panorama view.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,860 meters (12,664 ft), 5 hours.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche village 4,410 meters (14,468 ft), 5 hours.

Day 07: Hike to Nangkartshang viewpoint 5,083 meters (16,676 ft), 3 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Labuche 4,910 meters (16,108 ft), 5 hours.

Day 09: Trek to EBC – Gorapse the last settlement 5,171 meters (16,965 ft), 6hrs.

Day 10: Everest base camp 5,364m (17,598 ft), trek back to Pheriche, 9-10hrs.

Day 11: Switchback Namche 3,440 meters (11,286 ft), 8hrs via the same way.

Day 12: Trek down to Lukla 2,860 meters (9,383 ft), 8 hours.

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu1,350 meters (4,429 ft), transfer to the hotel.

Day 14: Valley sightseeing to UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 15: Departure for home.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1,350 meters (4,429 ft), transfers to Hotel.

The representatives of Himalayan Diamond Adventures will be ready at the Tribhuvan International Airport to pick you up. Our staff will help you to collect your luggage and then escort you to the hotel where you are to stay during your time in Kathmandu. We will have booked a room in a 3-star category hotel in Thamel. You can rest for a while and also get refreshed in your hotel room. Later in the evening/ night, we will organize a welcome dinner in a Nepali restaurant with typical Nepali cultural dance. We will also provide you with some briefing about the trekking program.

Accommodation: 3 Stars standard of Hotel in Thamel.

Transportation: Tourist bus or car.

Meals: Welcome Dinner, Breakfast, and including drinks.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,840m (9,317 ft), trek begins to Phakding 2,610m (8,563 ft), 2. 3hrs.

 Our trek will officially begin from Lukla. To get to Lukla, we will take a scenic domestic flight from Kathmandu i.e. Kathmandu to Lukla flight. We will land in Lukla Hillary airport which happens to be one of the most famous and thrilling airports in the World because of its high-altitude of 2860 meters. Even this flight will provide us with some spectacular views of the mountains located in Eastern Nepal.

 We will take a short break in Lukla and also meet our guides and porters if possible. After this, we will set out to Phakding. Our trek will officially begin from Lukla. To get to Lukla, we will take a scenic domestic flight from Kathmandu i.e. Kathmandu to Lukla flight. We will land in Lukla Hillary airport which happens to be one of the most famous and thrilling airports in the World because of its high-altitude of 2860 meters. Even this flight will provide us with some spectacular views of the mountains located in Eastern Nepal.

Maximum Elevation: 2,860m (9,383 ft).

Trekking hours: 2.5 hrs, 200m descent, 50m ascent.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast with hot drinks.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar 3,440 meters (11,286 ft), 5-6 hours.

We will follow a trail lined with blue Pine forests and rhododendron as we head towards Namche Bazaar from phakding. As we cross Dudh Koshi river at Bekar, we will see the astounding views of Kusum Kanguru (6369 m) and Thamserku (6623 meters). We will trek for about 5 to 6 hours, crossing several suspension bridges, monasteries , prayer stones, mani walls, waterfalls etcetera.  After about 2 to 3 hours of trekking from Phakding, we will arrive at the entrance gateway of Sagarmatha national park where we have to show our permits. After presenting our permits in the checkpoint, we will either stop at Jorsalle for the lunch break or continue our trekking. 

Today, we might also see some wildlife while trekking along the forests like Himalayan goat, Musk deer, Himalayan peasant Lophophorus (Danphe) etc.  Danphe is the national bird of Nepal. Namche Bazaar also called Sherpa capital is located at an altitude of 3440 metres. It has got plenty of luxurious hotels, trekking equipment, Bakery Cafes, in addition to beautiful hills and vistas. You can also see plenty of prayer flags and monasteries in Namche bazar. As a result, Namche Bazar is both naturally and culturally appealing. We will stay in Namche Bazar for two nights. The lodges of Namche Bazaar are quite advanced with Wi-Fi facilities, clean rooms and attached bathrooms. Namche Bazar is the largest Sherpa residence you will find in Khumbu region. It is also a commencing point for trekking, expedition and mountain climbing groups.

Elevation: 3,440 meters (11,286 ft).

Trekking hours: 5 hours, 1000m ascent, 100m descent.

Accommodation: Lodge the attached bathroom.

Meals: B, L, D with hot drinks.

Day 04: Hike to Everest view Hotel 3,870m (12,697 ft), for panorama view.

Today is the day we have reserved for the purpose of acclimatization. Since the altitude is increasing and the amount of oxygen is decreasing, it is important that we are getting along with the increasing altitude and lowering temperature. So,  we will take a day off and trek in the periphery of Namche Bazaar. For this, we will Hike to the Everest View Hotel located at 3962 metres. This hotel is located at the highest elevation in the world and it provides mesmerizing views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Tobuche, Thamserku and many other adjoining peaks of Everest region.

We will also visit Khumjung village which will provide us a glimpse of Sherpa lifestyle. We will return back to Namche Bazaar after exploring Khumjung for some time. We can also visit the mountain museum in Namche or take a short hike up to Syangboche airport. Today is all about exploring the vibrant peripheral regions of Namche Bazar, taking countless photographs and making most of the moment. Overnight stay at a lodge in Namche Bazar.

Maximum elevation: 3,870m (12,697 ft).

Visit: Khumjung village and Hillary school.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,860 meters (12,664 ft), 5 hours.

Within normal pace, we will begin our trek towards Tengboche from Namche Bazaar. We will hike amidst the fragrant rhododendron woods and pass some pristine Himalayan villages. This section of the trek provides the mountain views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and so many other stunning mountains. As a result, it is considered as the Most scenic section of the entire EBC trek. On the way we will stop at Pungithenga  for a hot lunch and refreshment. After this, we will trek again until we reach our lodge or guest house in Tengboche. 

We will continue hiking past the Imja Khola. This river flows through the slopes of Mount Everest; it is a rivulet of Dudh Koshi river. It will take us about 5 hours to arrive at Tengboche from Namche Bazar. The main attraction of Tengboche village is Tengboche monastery located at an altitude of 3860 meters. This is also the largest monastery that you will witness during the Everest base camp hike for EBC hike.  This trek hosts a festival known as Mani Rimdu with utter devotion and vivacity.

Maximum Elevation: 3,860 meters (12,664 ft).

Trekking hours: 4 to 5 hours, 350m descent, 750m ascent.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche village 4,410 meters (14,468 ft), 5 hours.

As we head towards Dingboche from Tengboche, we will first walk through a mixed forest of silver pine, birch and rhododendron. We will walk over Imja Tse stream on a suspension bridge and continue trekking. We will take a break at Pangboche for lunch. After a brief break, you will begin trekking in a trail which exposes prayer flags and is bordered by mani walls. Climbing to Upper Pangboche village offers exhilarating views of mountains and some enigmatic caves and monasteries.

Trekking furthermore, we will past Orsho village and followed by Dingboche village. Dingboche village located at 4410 meters is also called as summer valley of Everest region.

Maximum Elevation: 4,410 meters (14,468 ft).

Trekking hours: 4 to 5 hours, 70 descent, 580m ascent.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 07: Acclimatization day: Hike to Nangkartshang viewpoint 5,083 meters (16,676 ft), 3 hours.

Climbing to Nangkartshang hill provides the best possible views of Island peak: One of the most famous trekking peaks of Nepal. In addition to Island Peak, you will also get magnificent views of Mount Makalu from Nangkartshang viewpoint (5083 m). This climb also helps in acclimatization significantly. Other views provided by this viewpoint are of Chukung valley, Imja-Tse glacier, Cho La pass trail etc. Trekking to Nangkartshang top offers picturesque views of the entire Imja Khola gorge. Things don't get any better than enjoying the grandeur of Island Peak (Imja Tse) while relishing a cup of butter tea. Overnight stay at a lodge or guest house in Dingboche

Maximum Elevation: 5,083 meters (16,676 ft).

Hiking hours: 4 hours, 400m ascent.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 08: Trek to Labuche 4,910 meters (16,108 ft), 5 hours.

As we leave Dingboche behind to approach lobuche (4910 meters), we will pass through desolate pastors and yak herders huts above Pheriche village. As we trek further, we will pass a small Khumbu Glacier’s milk river to reach Thukla Sherpa village. You will have some hot soup and delicious lunch here. As we trek towards Lobuche, the change in the local terrain becomes evidently clear.  The thick forest will now thin out. Instead, you will see dotted shrubs, snow-fields and rocky trails. We will also see clear panoramas of Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse and other mountains as well.

Before reaching Lobuche lodge, we will also witness the chortens built in the memory of the people who lost their life in a mission to climb Mount Everest and Lhotse peak.  Continuing with the trekking, we will arrive in a village nestled in the shadow of lobuche mountain. This village is Lobuche village and it boasts a plenary of lodges and guesthouses.

Maximum Elevation: 4,910 meters (16,108 ft).

Trekking hours: 4 to 5 hours, 500m ascent.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: B, L, D with hot drinks.

Day 09: Trek to EBC – Gorapse the last settlement 5,171 meters (16,965 ft), 6hrs.

We will trek to Gorapshe from Lobuche following a trail that passes through stones, gravels, moraines and glaciers. Even if the trek today is quite difficult, the exhilarating views of mountains completely make up for it. Gorapse is also the last permanent settlement at EBC trail. You can either rest in your leisure time or trek up to Kalapatthar(5550 m) for the magnificent sunset views over Mount Everest.

Maximum Elevation: 5,550 meters (18,208 ft).

Hike: Kalopathar for the best Everest view.

Trekking Hours: 6 to 7 hours, 250m ascent.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: B, L, D with hot drinks.

Day 10: Everest base camp 5,364m (17,598 ft), trek back to Pheriche, 9-10hrs.

We will trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar today for the best view of Mount Everest. The base camp trail runs towards Everest base camp through the glacial moraine with a glorious mountain view. About 2 hours of glacial moraine walk, we will reach Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp has a number of climber’s tents, Cairnes, and fluttering Longdars etcetera. The view from the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar are so surreal that you will forget every pain and trauma along the trail. We will take some photos, make some memories and then trek back to Pheriche. Today is a long tedious day and we will be trekking for about 9 to 10 hours.

Maximum Elevation: 5,364 meters (17,598 ft).

Trekking hours: 5 hours, 200m ascent, 200 descent for EBC.

Back trek: to Pheriche 4 hours, 750m descent,70m ascent.

Accommodation: Lodge:

Meals: B, L, D with hot drinks.

Day 11: Switchback Namche 3,440 meters (11,286 ft), 8hrs via the same way.

As the altitude decreases, we also slowly lose the views of mountains and incline towards verdant green forests. We will depart from Pangboche , Tengboche Pungi Thenga and continue trekking until we reach Namche Bazar. 

Elevation: 3,440 meters (11,286 ft).

Trekking hours: 9 hours, 420m ascent, 1300m descent.

Accommodation: Lodge with a well-attached bathroom.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 12: Trek down to Lukla 2,860 meters (9,383 ft), 8 hours.

Leaving behind the ethereal Sagarmatha National Park, we will trek in a forested trail amidst forest teeming with pine, juniper, oaks etc. Trekking for about 8 hours will bring us to the lodge in Lukla where we are to stay overnight.

Elevation: 2,860 meters (9,383 ft).

Trekking hours: 8 hours, 960m descent, 250m ascent.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu 1,350 meters (4,429 ft), transfer to the hotel.

We will head towards Kathmandu via a scenic Lukla to Kathmandu flight. You will be transferred to your hotel room in Kathmandu. You can either rest in your leisure time or explore the vivacious and vibrant  Thamel city.

Elevation: 1,350 meters (4,429 ft).

Transportation: Aeroplane/ Tourist bus/ Car.

Accommodation: 3 Stars standard of Hotel in Thamel.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 14: Valley sightseeing to UNESCO world heritage site.

Today after a delectable breakfast,  we will set out to explore some popular landmarks and milestones of Kathmandu Valley. These include some of the UN world heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square etc. Kathmandu is popularly known as the city of temples and the cultural hub of Nepal. The places that we will visit today represent the cultural and religious diversity of Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the oldest temples of Nepal in which God Shiva of Hindu mythology is worshipped. Likewise, both Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are the popular and respected sites of Buddhism.  These places also represent the unique architecture, religious tolerance and religious diversity in Nepal.  They are visited by both Buddhist and Hindu followers. The Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are popular for their unique architecture and famous history.

Transportation: Private vehicle service.

Permits: Entry Permits of Patan, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu.

Accommodation: 3 Stars standard of Hotel in Thamel.

Meals: Farewell Dinner and Breakfast.

Day 15: Departure for home.

15th day of the tour, we will escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport via a private vehicle and bid you goodbye.

Transportation: Private vehicle service.

Meals: Breakfast.

Note:- The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefers full package service. At the same time, we also customize the itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your needs and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition

Cost Details

  •   Airport pickup and drop off by the private vehicle as per yours itinerary.
  •   Three Nights tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu included breakfast.
  •   Kathmandu/Lukla/Lukla/Kathmandu flights fare.
  •   The menu on client’s choice, Three times meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Fresh fruits), with (hot drinks, like tea and Coffee) 
  •   T- house (Lodge trek) accommodations during the trek, clean and comfortable.
  •   Entry permits: Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Municipality fee. All necessary trekking permits.
  •   Transportations:-  Tourist Bus or Car pick up and drop off for domestic and international Airport.
  •   One day full valley sightseeing, Patan, Bhaktapur, and Ktm with city guide with transportation.
  •   License holder local, English speaking and helpful guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation and Transport.
  •   Assistant trekking guide for the group over 8 members in a group with all the company’s facilities.
  •   Strong and helpful porters with proper equipment, Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters like Gore-Tex jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, woolen hat, woolen gloves, woolen shocks, sun glasses, etc.
  •   Nepalese staff’s insurance policy covered its emergency rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.
  •   Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  •   Down-filled Jacket (-20*C) and Sleeping bag (-25*C), (Pay extra USD 2 for each item and each day).
  •  Company's complimentary: Duffle bag, Map and company T-short.
  •   Hot bag services.
  •   Government taxes and official expenses.
  •   Patan, Bhaktapur, Monkey temple, Pasupatinath and Bauddhanath entry fee.
  •   Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Nepali cultured restaurant.
  •   Meals while you are staying in Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner.
  •   Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  •   Personal trekking equipment. Like 45Lts Rucksack, furthermore Trekking necessary things info go over our Trekking equipment list.
  •   Nepal entry visa fee.
  •   Trekker’s Travel insurance policy should be covered it emergency helicopter  rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental
  •   International airfare.
  •   Your personal expenses like; Hot shower, Laundry, Battery charging, telephone, WIFI, and shopping during the Lodge trek
  •   Alcoholic and nonalcoholic hot and cold drinks, during the trek.
  •   Tips for the guide, Kitchen staffs, porter and driver (tipping is expected)

Map

Everest Base Camp Trekking Map

Client Review

Useful Info

Himalayan Diamond Adventure is stand-by for all times, the best quality services for our regular clients as well as new guests. We are quite thoughtful with our distinguish trekkers or hikers or Mountaineers joy, fun, and safe trip through our company. We are very aware that only our clients and guests can make a pleasant trip with the company’s extensive service and a local professional guide and faithful, and help cook and porters. We accompany you with local experienced, faithful, helpful and intelligent good English-speaking guides and porters, informative in all sectors including weather forecast and caring personals.

Guide/ Porter service:

We have a different category of guides, such as Porter guides, Trekking guides, Support Climbing guides, Mountain guides, French-speaking guides, German-speaking guides, Chinese speaking guides, Culture tour leaders, as your requirement.

Equipment/ Gears service:

We provide you (-25*C) down-filled sleeping bag and (-20*C) down-filled jacket (Pay extra $2 each item each day). For mountaineers if you do not have your own climbing gear we will provide you climbing gears on hire at a reasonable price particularly for your convenience, such Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears. Like a Black Diamond, Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Jumar ATC guide or Figure of 8, Ice axe, Carabiners, and La Sportiva alpine boot.

We provide you with sufficient and hygienic meals and dessert with hot drinks as your choice and book clean and comfortable rooms (hotel) on a mountain in advance of your trip to mountain lodges.

Packaging trips service:

There are more than 300 different trekking routes and 326 peaks open for climbing including 20 royalty-free peaks. Climbing peaks have been divided into 3 categories: A, B and C. in Nepal, we will help you to organize the trip according to your time, budget and choice. We organize a trip for especial solitary (alone) personal as well as a packaged trip for a big group.

Our Extra services:

We also help you to get permits, hiring trekking equipment and other related services i.e. bus reservation, airplane ticketing, and hotel booking in Kathmandu and in Mountain.

The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefers full package service. At the same time, we also customize the itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your needs and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.