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Everest Base Camp (14 Days)

The most desired destination for trekking in Nepal is undisputedly the Everest Base Camp.It offers almost everything that an adventurer would wish to indulge in and no doubt on the first place being able to get a glance of the highest peak in the world. It is a moment of pride to share with friends and families over the glass of beer you are having in your local club or over the dinner table. Not everyone get to travel thousands of miles away and walk 5000 meters high above the sea level to just see the mountain which has been the talk of adventurers for centuries.

Everest base camp trek initiates on foot from Tenzing Hillary Airport which is commonly known as Lukla airport. This trek straight up takes you to the base camp and back to Lukla but introduces to the vast terrain within a week. Furthermore, the trek introduces you with the Sherpa culture, their way of life and cuisine. Sherpa people are the descendants of Tibeto Burman race and have a unique way of lifestyle. Everest is heavily inhabited by the Sherpa people.

Two third of the Everest base camp trek fall in the Sagarmatha National park, which is a protected area and now a world UNESCO world heritage site. Majority of the trekkers spot Himalayan tahr which is a rare species of animal found on the mountains. On the other hand, spotting some rare species of birds is as well a common aspect. Overall this trek is splendid and you would get opportunity to indulge in a whole lot thing than just the tallest himalayas in the country.

Map with Elevation

Short Itinerary:

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2Trek Preparation and Shopping Day
Day 3Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)
Day 4Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descent)
Day 5Rest Day
Day 6Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (350m descend – 750m ascent)
Day 7Tengboche – Dingboche 70 m descent, 580m ascent
Day 8Rest day
Day 9Dingboche – Labuche 500m ascent
Day 10Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar/EBC – Gorakshep Ascent 650m, descent 385m
Day 11Gorakshep – Pheriche 200m ascent, descent 700+m
Day 12Pheriche – Namche Ascent 400m and ascent 50+m
Day 13Namche – Lukla Ascent 950m, descend 250m
Day 14Lukla – Kathmandu
Best Seasons:
Spring(April, June, July), Summer(November, December January), Fall(September, October, November),
Number of Days:
14 Days
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Places Visited: Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport Dormitory Nepal

Activities: No Activities, Briefing

On this day you arrive to Kathmandu and we transfer you to your accommodation. On this day you rest and rejuvenate of days to come. You can as well explore the surrounding and get to know a little about the country and culture.

Day 2
Trek Preparation and Shopping Day

Places Visited: Thamel Dormitory Nepal

Activities: Shopping, Briefing

You will meet your trek leader on this day and he would brief you about trekking to Everest base camp. The back office staff will prepare all required permits for your trekking and you will do the last minute shopping for your trekking along with your guide. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to the most happening market in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)

Places Visited: Tribhuvan International Airport Phakding Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Lukla)

Activities: Flight, Hiking, Briefing

The day starts early and as early as 4 in the morning to catch an early flight to Lukla. The flight is completely dependent on the weather conditions of Lukla and at times the flights get rescheduled as well. We have our breakfast in Lukla and embark on the trails follow the stone trail downhill around 45 minutes and walk along with Yak and mules at times. We make our way through beautiful Buddhist communities with prayer flags, chorten and mani. Relatively today’s trek is easy and the the first day on the trails of Everest base camp. We trek for 3-4 hours until we arrive Phakding.

Day 4
Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descent)

Places Visited: Namche Phakding

Activities: Hiking, Briefing

We start strolling on the same undulating trail we had left the earlier day. On this day we walk on the trail, carved on the hills, on the bank of Dudh koshi river. Several times we cross rustic suspension bridges to walk on the left and the right banks. The beautiful river side Buddhist settlement intermingled with sparse forest of Rhododendron, pine and fir is the main attraction of this day. We get the first glimpse of Thamserku 6608m, on this day. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar through sheer, crisscross and pine scented trail is the most difficult section of the day. In this section of the trek you will also feel the thin air kick in. On a clear day Namche offers the distant yet nice view of Mt. Everest

Day 5
Rest Day

Places Visited: Namche acclimatization

Activities: Side Trips and Acclimatization, Briefing, Hiking

We take rest on this day to acclimatize with high altitude and an excellent day to explore Namche, its culture and the periphery. Namche is interesting town which has terrace like settlement and looks like an amphitheatre. This is the most happening and biggest town along the trail. The idea is to remain active during the day and not fall asleep, which is why we hike to Syngboche airport; one of the high altitude, non commercial air strip. We also take the opportunity to visit Khunde and Khumjung where we see the school built by Sir. Edmund Hillary. This village is famous for the monastery which claims to hold the Yeti skull. Furthermore, it is as well the hometown of renowned sherpa’s Appa Sherpa and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. We get back to Namche we relax and enjoy the view, meanwhile we get ready for the next day’s trek.

Day 6
Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (350m descend – 750m ascent)

Places Visited: Tengboche Tengboche Monastery

Activities: Hiking, Briefing

On this day the trail initiate with gentle ups and downs but every spur we take towards Tengboche seems to bring the mountains closer. As we make our way on the trails through the forest of Rhododendron we have to keep our eyes open for Himalayan Tahr and Musk Deer. The final 2 hours ascent is the most demanding section of the trek but we encounter water charged mani wheels and view of mountains which helps fuel us to walk further. We arrive at Tengboche which is a wide open grassy flat land where resides Tengboche monastery; famous and one of the largest in the Everest region.

Day 7
Tengboche – Dingboche 70 m descent, 580m ascent

Places Visited: Dingboche Tengboche

Activities: Hiking, Briefing

On this day we leisurely walk down hill at first and slowly start scale on the trail beside the Khumbu stream for almost 3 hours, until we reach Dingboche. We get gorgeous view of Island peak 6189m, Peak 38 (7,591m) and Lhotse (8501m), towards the right of Dingboche. We call it a day here and rest for the night.

Day 8
Rest day

Places Visited: Dingboche acclimatize

Activities: Side Trips and Acclimatization, Hiking, Briefing

Dingboche is a lovely place; even is such altitude it receives prolonged sunrise and the wind blows more calmly , compared to that of Periche. We spend a day in Dingboche which is a must to acclimatize. In order to acclimatize it is very important to stay active throughout the day and the idea is to not fall asleep in the day time. We trek around 400m to Nangkartshang Gompa, a viewpoint which offers slightly different angled views for mountains in Everest region and even East Makalu (8463m). After climbing up to see the mountains we head back to have our lunch and further do photography, play card games or invent our games to spend the day.

Day 9
Dingboche – Labuche 500m ascent

Places Visited: Dingboche Labuche

Activities: Hiking, Briefing

Ascending from the very first moment, we make our way through small patches of village with splendid views of twin peak Taboche and Periche, above a barren created by vanished glacier. The trail further surpasses gravelly ridges which showcases the views of Amadablam and Kantega. We take a utter nerve wrecking uphill to a memorial that commemorates mountaineer who lost their lives in 1996, this is the most difficult ascend of the day. Further we ascent with the view of soaring Thamserku in front. We reach Lobuche and spend a night here.

Day 10
Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar/EBC – Gorakshep Ascent 650m, descent 385m

Places Visited: Gorak shep Kala Patthar Everest Base Camp

Activities: Hiking, Briefing

It is very important to be careful on this day as we may feel the signs of AMS (acute mountain Sickness) but cautiously we head towards Gorak Shep. initially we follow the narrow gap between glacier moraine and the mountain. We make a very small but difficult climb to more technically difficult moraine with the first sighting to Gorakshep. Gorakshep 5180 m which is at the base of Kalapatthar 5545m, is a flat land and a sand basin, where we have our lunch. It is recommended to visit Kala Patthar on this day to view Himalayas of Everest region. Many people prefer Kala Patthar in the morning but it is not recommended due to the ruined view from sunrise behind the Everest. We either trek to Everest base camp or Kala Patthar and trek back to Gorakshep and spend the night.

Day 11
Gorakshep – Pheriche 200m ascent, descent 700+m

Places Visited: Pheriche Gorak shep

Activities: Hiking, Briefing

If we made it to Kala Patthar on the previous day, we hike to Everest base camp on this day before we descend to Pheriche. We make a very nominal ascent of 200m this day but is very technical and takes almost 3 hours. We start our trek early at around 6 am to our destination which is a semi-permanent village made out of bright dome tents and boulder covered by prayer flags. Everest base camp is the hub of mountaineers who are waiting for green signal to climb further up, the view of the mountains are spectacular but Everest is not visible due to the towering mountains upfront. After spending brief moments in base camp we trek down for another hour to Gorakshep and further down to Periche in Next 3-4 hours.

Day 12
Pheriche – Namche Ascent 400m and ascent 50+m

Places Visited: Pheriche Namche

Activities: Hiking, Briefing

From Periche we descend to scenic Imja River and make small and easy ascent and walk through the forest of Rhododendron and Fir. We walk majorly through the banks of Imja stream and Dudh Koshi until an uphill to Tengboche and further down to Phunki Thanga and final sheer uphill for around an hour to Namche.

Day 13
Namche – Lukla Ascent 950m, descend 250m

Places Visited: Namche Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Lukla)

Activities: Hiking, Briefing

Although we start early and it is all descend from Namche to lukla, it is claimed to be the hardest downhill in the entire Everest base camp route. The remorseless incline makes it difficult on the knees but there is always an option to slow down the pace and stroll easy. It’s a flat trail from Benkar to Phakding and Lukla and very easy for the knees. It’s the final day in Everest region where we reconfirm our flights and enjoy the party like atmosphere amongst the trekker who has finished their trek.

Day 14
Lukla – Kathmandu

Places Visited: Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport Dormitory Nepal Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Lukla)

Activities: Flight, Briefing

We board an early morning flight on the world’s most adventurous before the weather is wrecked. With the views of the beautiful peaks on our right we head towards Kathmandu. Our Everest base camp trek officially Ends once we transfer you to the hotel. We request you to provide us with your international departure date and we will arrange you with the international transfer.

Price :
USD 1,399
Note :
15 % Discount for Group Size 5 and Above
What's Included:
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • Trekking Map
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport taxes
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Two nights in a budget accommodation with breakfast
What's Not Included:
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, day backpacks, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • Excess baggage charges
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
Please make sure that you are equipped with following equipments and resuorces before you proceed for this tour package.
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts.
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturiser
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • I-pod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Modest swimsuits (for Kathmandu)

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Reviews from our gratified travellers

Leah Malsom Leah Malsom

Literally fall in love with Nepal in this Everest Region Trek

My friend and I spent 12 days in January 2016 trekking with Uzol through the Everest region. The trip completely surpassed our expectations--Uzol went above and beyond to help us learn about, understand, and fall in love with Nepal. His knowledge of and love for Nepal is enough of a reason to trek with him, but his friendliness and hospitality seals the deal! He helped us bargain for equipment before leaving for our trek and he booked us bus tickets to Pokhara after the trek had ended--he acted not just as our guide, but as a close friend. Wevte was equally as hospitable and kind, highly recommend spending some nights in Kathmandu at their hostel (Dormitory Nepal) and hanging out with their staff. Already looking forward to returning to Nepal and completing another trek with Uzol and Wonderful Everest View Treks!

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Daniel Jose Daniel Jose

I had the luck of staying in Dormitory Nepal because I got to know Uzol and Samer and an amazing group how did the Everest Base Camp together with me. 14 very good days of trekking and the best view of Everest from Kala Patthar.

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Chelsea April Lam Chelsea April Lam

Had an amazing experience trekking both the Annapurna Scanutary and the Everest Base Camp routes!! The treks itself is an amazing experience and the views of the mountains are absolutely surreal! Booking with Wonderful Everest View Treks & Expedition couldn't have been any easier, they made the process extremely easy and the prices were the lowest that we found in Katmandu! We had everything included (guide, porter, meals, tea houses, rented jackets + sleeping bags). Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the mountains, villages, and culture so my friend and I learned a lot, which we wouldn't have known otherwise! Also he was very knowledgeable about safety protocols, which I'm extremely thankful for. My friend experienced severe acute mountain sickness and our guide knew exactly what to do, remained calm, and kept both of us in the loop about the next steps/protocols. He made this process very stress-free in the mountains. I would definitely book with Wonderful Everest View Treks and Expedition again! Visited October 2014

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The most desired destination for trekking in Nepal is undisputedly the Everest base camp.It offers almost everything that an adventurer would wish to indulge in and no doubt on the first place being able to get a glance of the highest peak in the world.

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Trip Highlights

  • The most adventurous airport of Lukla
  • Forest of Pine and Rhododendron
  • Rare sightings of Himalayan Thar beyond Namche
  • sightseeing of Tengboche monastery
  • World's highest 5 star hotel, Everest view hotel
  • The viewpoint of Kalapatthar
  • The views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam
  • Visiting the first base camp of Everest
  • Rare sighting of Tibetan Snow cock in the Everest base camp

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