Everest Base Camp Trek


Trip Introduction

The Everest Trek through the Solu, Khumbu and Gokyo regions follows the path of the mediaval trans-Himalayan trade route established by the Sherpas. From Jiri to Namche and Everest Base Camp, the 175 kilometre, 24 day Everest Trek passes through the some of the most magnificent mountain scenery on earth. The view of Mount Everest from Tengboche Monastery is without equal. Higher up the Khumbu Valley there is a awesome close up view of Mount Everest from the summit of Kalla Pattar, a hill within reach of most trekkers. The Khumbu Glacier Icefall provides an impressive mystery for, by a trick of the light, the ice seems to spring from the head of the Khumbu valley.

From Kalla Pattar one can see Everest Base Camp, which during May and October is a hive of activity with commercial mountaineering expeditions using Sherpa guides to get their clients to the summit of Mount Everest. Everyone, clients, guides, Sherpas and trekkers alike all use the Everest Trek to reach Everest Base Camp.

The cultural quality of the area rests on its intimate connection with Tibetan Nyingma Pa Buddhism. Many famous Buddhist saints lived in the area and their legends live on. Lama Sange Dorje was born at Mong La on the Everest Trek and was the first to live at the site of Tengboche Monastery. Everest is known to the Sherpas and Tibetans as Chomolungma or 'goddess mother of the universe'.

The environment of the Everest Trek was protected historically by its Buddhist inhabitants, and nowadays by the Sagarmatha National Park. Today you can still see the strange musk deer, the impeyan pheasant and many more native species protected by the park.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m) transfer with assistance to hotel.
Day 02: Full day visit in Kathmandu city and evening free, preparation for trekking.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2840m) - Phakding (2610m), 30minutes flight & 03:30hrs Trek.
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m) 06:00hrs.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar - rest day for acclimatization.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche, (3860m) 05:00hrs.
Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche, (4350m) 05:00hrs.
Day 08: Acclimatize day In Dingboche (4350m).
Day 09: Dingboche - Lobuche (4925m) 04:00hrs.
Day 10-11: Lobuche - Everest base camp (5210m) - Lobuche (4925m) 06:00hrs.
Day 12: Lobuche - Tengboche (3860m) 06:00hrs.
Day 13: Tengboche - Monjo (2815m) 04:00hrs. 
Day 14: Monjo - Lukla (2840m) 05:00hrs.
Day 15: Lukla - Kathmandu (1310m) fly 30 minutes.
Day 16: Departure transfer to onward destination.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
Meet us outside the airport, transfer to Hotel. Meet with trekking guide and discuss about necessary things.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu
After breakfast, keep full day valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu, Visiting Patan city, the second largest town in the valley, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple etc.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Katmandu - Lukla - Phakding
This morning we will be transferred from your hotel to Kathmandu airport for our domestic flight to Lukla. The flight itself is awe-inspiring as we fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibetan China. Flying time to Lukla is approximately 40 minutes. There will be time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment. Lukla lies at an altitude of 2850m. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar
We enter the park at Jorsale, cross the Bhote Kosi river and then climb steeply to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the main trading center for the Khumbu.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Acclimatize Day in Namche
To help with our acclimatization, we will spend a second night in Namche. During our second day here we will go to the Sagarmatha National park where we get our first views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. After lunch we hike up to Kumjung to see the famous "Yeti" skull and the Gompa then to Khunde to see the Hillary Hospital.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar - Thangboche
An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Thangboche - Dingboche
After an early breakfast, we tour the largest and most important monastery in the region, Thangboche. Following the Imja Khola we go through Pangboche and over a short hill to the small village of Periche.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Dingboche
we spend an an acclimatization day by climbing a spectacular point of rock above Dingboche. For most people, this will be the highest they have been up to this point. There are up close views of Taweche and Ama Dablam. In the distance one can see Island Peak and Makalu, one of the fourteen 8,000 meter peaks on earth of which Everest and Lhotse are members.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Dingboche - Lobuche
We are now well above the tree line and your journey todays brings you to Dusa from where you descend to a stream at 4850m. We begin our climb of the Khumbu Glacier en route to the tea shops at Dughla. Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalar Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m for your evening stay. This will be your last stop before your climb to the base camp tomorrow. Take time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - 11: Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Lobuche
We will get an early start for our trek to Base camp. After about two hours we reach Gorak Shep. Another hour or hiking will take us to base camp. From here the view is one of the most spectacular anywhere in the World. You will be surrounded by the highest mountains in the World. Mt. Pumori with its steep ice walls and hanging glaciers seem so close that you could touch them.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Lobuche - Tengboche 
After our tiring ascent to Kala patar, today is an easier walk to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back to the terminal moraines at Dughla, we then take a different return trail. We follow the wide alpine valley covered in scrub juniper through the temporary settlement of Phulung Karpo (4343m), then on to Pheriche. A small settlement, Pheriche has a number of welcome tea house that often have "left over" for sale from various climbing expeditions. It may be possible to find imported chocolate, tinned prawns or smoked oysters: even vegemite! The town consists of several low stone buildings and is considered a "years" - summer settlement.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Tengboche - Monjo
Follow a similar trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga, you continue on to cross the Dudh Kosi for a steep descent to Trashinga. After lunch at Shanasa you make you way back to Namche Bazar. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosil, crossing the river, follow the bank to Jorsale, then to Monjo for overnight.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Monjo - Lukla 
This morning you will depart Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Lukla - Kathmandu
This morning you will be transferred to Lukla Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be meet our representative at the airport and conveyed to the Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 16: Final Departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

We have Join-in small group with fixed departure dates so, please kindly check our departure date list as given below and select one from them or if you couldn’t find the suitable date for your travel schedule, please contact us and we will help you to plan a Trek according to your schedule. And also please note that this is tailor-made tour. You can add or reduce the days as per your time availability. All tailor-made trip or same trip can be organized on private basis.

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Everest Base Camp Trek




October is a great time to visit Nepal. Even though most people are rushing off to the Everest Base Camp, there are still a large number of tourists in and around Kathmandu. The infrastructure in Kathmandu does not support the current population of over 5 million, but it is still an an exciting city. There is much to see, even looking out the car window. And being stopped in traffic is a great time to get candid photos of the ordinary people on the streets. Having a driver was a necessity and my driver was excellent. I could totally relax and watch the city as we drove through different areas. Things went wrong, but alternate arrangements were quickly made so I was able to see what I wanted to see. The most important asset is flexibility. 
When something was not possible to do as planned, there were other things to do and Friendship Nepal Tours was able to make alternate arrangements quickly. Visiting the Chitwan Park is an essential part of the Nepal experience. Although it is possible to fly in to the area, driving provides an excellent view of how the people live outside Kathmandu.

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What is Included in the Cost

    • All transport as per in itinerary.
    • Twin share hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on BB (Bed & breakfast) basis.
    • Twin share or multi share basic lodge accommodation on trek.
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trekking.
    • Conservation/Entrance fees & Trekking permit (TIMS).
    • 1 Porters on each 2 trekkers to carry personal gear
    • English speaking trekking guide
    • Comprehensive medical kit

What is Excluded in the Cost

    • International Flight & Domestic flight ticket (optional).
    • Nepal visa fees (USD 25.00 for 15 days multiple entry - available on arrival).
    • Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry.
    • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation.
    • Tips and gratuities.
    • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of our company.

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trips information

  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Air Ticket
  • Airport Pickup

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftn017
  • Trip duration: 16 Days
  • Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Group size: 2-12
  • Max-Altitude: 5210m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Transportation: Private/Public Transport
  • Best Time: Feb - Jun & Sep - Dec
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