Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) is one of the most adventurous trek one can ever indulge in. For all trekking enthusiasts, nothing substitutes the feel of being in the lap of Mighty Everest.

The trek to Everest Base Camp starts with a 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trekking to the base camp offers you an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off in 1953.

This adventurous trek package includes Kala Patthar hiking where you’ll get a chance to admire the panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other surrounding Himalayas.

On this trek to Everest Base Camp, you’ll surpass through the natural beauty of the Everest region. Along the trail, you’ll catch a glimpse of free-flowing rivers, and waterfalls.

During the trek, you’ll get wonderful opportunities to explore Sherpa cultures and Himalayan lifestyle. On the trail, you’ll get a chance to visit old Buddhist monasteries of Everest region like Tengboche Monastery.

This 16-days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary suits even those beginners with average physical fitness. With enough acclimatization days and steady gain of altitude, you’ll fully enjoy the trek to Everest Base Camp.

Further, if you wish to take up a bigger challenge, then you can opt Everest High Pass Trek, Jiri to Everest Base Camp, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, and Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek, Gokyo, and Gokyo Ri Trek. Another option for beginner trekkers with limited time would be Everest View Trek and Everest Panorama Trek.

Although the popular time for Everest Base Camp Trek is spring (March-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov), we Osho Vision Trek and Expedition offer this trek during all four season. With us, this trek is doable all year round.

Highlights

  • Short adventurous mountain flight to and from Kathmandu- Lukla
  • Walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi river, crossing the famous Hillary suspension bridge
  • Explore the famous Namche Bazaar
  • Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest monasteries of Khumbu region
  • Amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Tawache from base camp and Kala Patthar
  • Everest Base Camp, the base camp of the world’s highest mountain
  • The highest point of the trek Kala Patthar (5,545 m)
  • Khumbu Glacier, the largest glacier of the Everest region
  • Witness numerous Buddhist practices
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the local Sherpa people
DaysItineraryTime
Day 01Arrival to Kathmandu (1,338 m)-
Day 02Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley-
Day 03Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,804 m)3 hrs
Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)5.5 hrs
Day 05Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day (3,780 m)5 hrs
Day 06Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)5 hrs
Day 07Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m)5 hrs
Day 08Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m)4 hrs
Day 09Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)5 hrs
Day 10Trek to Everest Base Camp and Trek Back to Gorak Shep (5,364 m)4 hrs
Day 11Morning Hike to Kala Patthar and Descend to Pheriche (5,545 m)7 hrs
Day 12Trek to Namche Bazaar (4,200 m)7 hrs
Day 13Trek to Lukla (3,441 m)6 hrs
Day 14Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (2,804 m)45 min flight
Day 15Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu (1,338 m)-
Day 16Transfer to the International Airport for Final Flight Departure (1,338 m)-
Day 1
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Max Elevation: 1338 m, Kathmandu

Once you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, representatives from Osho Vision will receive and transfer you to the respective hotel.

Later, there will be an orientation program where our guide will brief you about the trip. During the evening, you’ll join a welcome dinner where you will meet with your fellow trekkers. You’ll spend overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

After breakfast, you’ll have a full day for sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. You’ll visit Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath very ancient and enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. If time allows, you can also visit Patan Durbar Square full of Hindu Temples.

In the evening, you can explore the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg. You can also do some shopping in Thamel area for trekking essentials.

Overnight in Kathmandu at a three-star hotel.

Day 3
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Travel Duration: 45 minutes flight

Trek Duration: 3 hours

Max Elevation: 2804 m, Lukla

Walking Distance: 8 km

You’ll begin Everest Base Camp Trek with the short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. If the weather condition is suitable, you’ll get a fabulous view of the snow-capped mountain.

Lukla is a small village in Everest region where you’ll encounter Sherpa people, famous for their courageous mountaineering expedition.

After taking short rest at Lukla, you’ll continue your trek to Phakding. Walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi river with amazing views of a beautiful mountain like Gangla, Nupla, and Karyo Lung you’ll reach Phakding.

You’ll spend a night at the teahouse in Phakding.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 5.5 hours

Max Elevation: 3441 m, Namche Bazaar

Walking Distance: 11 km

Early morning after breakfast, you’ll head towards Namche Bazaar, a famous place in the Khumbu region. And your first stop for acclimatization. Along the trail, you’ll cross several suspension bridges and come across several prayer wheels, stupas, and shrines. You’ll get the spiritual feel of the area.

Also, along the trail, you’ll encounter donkeys and yaks carrying goods up and down the track. Although the Namche trail is slightly longer and challenging, the beauty of this region will surely amaze you!

After walking for several hours via Monjo village, you’ll reach the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. It is also a checkpoint where the officials check your trekking permits.

Namche, a tourist hub of Everest is full of lodges, cafe, and trekking stores. It is the best place to relax- here you can enjoy the hot showers. The rest of the time you can explore Namche Bazaar and visit nearby stupas.

You’ll spend a night at one of the finest tea houses of Namche Bazaar. Or, you can also opt for luxurious accommodation in the sophisticated hotels and lodges.

Day 5
Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Max Elevation: 3780 m, Syangboche Airport

You’ll spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize and prepare for the thinner oxygen level in high altitudes.

For acclimatization, you’ll take a day trip around Namche Bazaar. You’ll hike up to Syangboche village, the home of Everest View Hotel. You can also explore the Syangboche airstrip, the highest altitude airport of Nepal. From the hilltop, you can enjoy the panoramic sight of Namche valley.

Likewise, on a clear day you’ll also enjoy the outstanding views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse. Rest of the day, you can explore the beautiful Khumbu valley.

As Namche is full of cafe, bakery shop, and restaurant, you can enjoy some bakery items like apple pie, chocolate cake, and freshly baked pizzas.

You’ll spend a night at the teahouse of Namche Bazaar.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Max Elevation: 3860 m, Tengboche

Walking Distance: 10 km

After having breakfast, you’ll head from Namche to Tengboche village. This is the oldest Sherpa village of Khumbu region. The trail goes through Kyangjuma and then descends slightly to Dudh Koshi.

The trail offers a stupendous view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Thamserku. You’ll walk via the dense rhododendron forests where you can spot musk deer and Himalayan Thar. Then, the trail leads you to Sansa, the main junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp.

After climbing some steep ascent, you’ll reach Tengboche, which is famous for the largest monastery of Khumbu region. Here, you’ll visit the monastery and receive blessings. Here you can also meet other climbers preparing for the summit of Everest.

You’ll spend a night at the teahouse of Tengboche.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Max Elevation: 4350 m, Dingboche

Walking Distance: 9 km

The trek begins from Tengboche to Dingboche. It is one of the largest villages of Khumbu region and the second famous place for acclimatization. You’ll walk via lush green forests, and the first trail leads to Pangboche valley. Here you can witness different mani walls and chortens.

Enjoying the nature, you’ll continue your trek to Pheriche, and after that, you’ll reach Imja Valley. After some steep climb, you’ll finally reach Dingboche.

Once you reach Dingboche, the mesmerizing views of Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam Peak rewards you. You’ll spend a night at the teahouse of Dingboche.

Day 8
Day 08: Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak

Trek Duration: 4 hours

Max Elevation: 5083 m, Nangkartshang Peak

During this second acclimatization day of the Everest Base Camp, you’ll hike to Nangkartshang Peak for the better views of giant Himalayas.

As you go higher up, you’ll feel enticed with new views of turquoise lakes. The trail is somewhat challenging, but you’ll get a constant incredible view of the glacier and the deserted, rocky valley.

Finally, admiring all the unreal beauty, you’ll reach Nangkartshang summit at 5,083 m.

It is important to make it above 5,000m as you’ll return to Dingboche at 4,360m to sleep and let your body adjust to thinner air. You’ll spend a night at the teahouse of Dingboche.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Max Elevation: 4910 m, Lobuche

Walking Distance: 9 km

Early in the morning, after a hot breakfast, you’ll start your trek with a climb to Dughla via the Khumbu Khola valley. After crossing a small wooden bridge you reach Dughla and climb up the steep terminal of the Khumbu Glacier.

Atop of the hill en route, you can witness several stone memorials dedicated to the climbers who lost their lives during the Mt. Everest expeditions. You’ll also see many rescue helicopters flying overhead.

On the trail, you’ll catch an awesome view of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Lingtren, and Mahalangur Himal.

Then, you gently climb up to the Lobuche to spend overnight at the teahouse there.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp and Trek Back to Gorak Shep

Trek Duration: 4 hours

Max Elevation: 5364 m, Everest Base Camp

Walking Distance: 11.4 km

Early in the morning, you’ll start the hike from Lobuche to Gorak Shep- the last stop before Everest Base Camp. Though the climbing isn’t long steep or intense, the elevation (lack of oxygen) may seriously affect you.

Enjoying the view of Khumbu Glaciers and other surrounding peaks, you’ll reach Gorak Shep. Here you’ll grab a quick lunch and head towards Everest Base Camp.

Following the trails of Khumbu Glacier and catching a glimpse of mighty Everest you’ll reach base camp. The major highlight of the day is jaw-dropping mountain views including Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Khumbutse.

After spending quality time exploring the surrounding areas, you’ll be back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

Day 11
Day 11: Morning Hike to Kala Patthar and Descend to Pheriche

Trek Duration: 7 hours

Max Elevation: 5,545 m, Kala Patthar

Walking Distance: 13.5 km

You’ll enjoy morning hike to the highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar. From the top of Kala Patthar, you’ll get a blissful time to dip into the beauty of Mt. Everest.

Besides, you’ll also enjoy the 360-degree panoramic views of surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Khumbetse.

After embracing the sensational beauty from Kala Patthar, you’ll trek back to Gorak Shep. Again following the trail of Dhugla, you’ll trek down to Pheriche. The trekking downhill is easier compared to the one you took on your way up.

You’ll spend overnight at the teahouse of Pheriche.

Day 12
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 7 hours

Max Elevation: 4200 m, Pheriche

Walking Distance: 22 km

You’ll trek down through the hillside covered by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it’s spring, the trail is fully decorated with colorful rhododendron flowers. After walking for 4 hours, you’ll reach Tengboche.

As soon as you’ll cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River you’ll reach Namche Bazaar. At evening, you can explore the surrounding area with magnificent scenery.

You’ll spend the night at the teahouse of Namche Bazaar.

Day 13
Day 13: Trek to Lukla

Trek Duration: 6 hours

Max Elevation: 3441 m, Namche Bazaar

Walking Distance: 19.3 km

You’ll begin your trek to Namche Bazaar on rocky terrain. It is almost a downhill trek along the Dudh Koshi river.

Along the trail, you’ll cross several suspension bridges, monasteries, chortens, and mani walls. As you reach Lukla, you can take rest and celebrate your accomplishment.

You’ll spend a night at the teahouse of Lukla.

Day 14
Day 14: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Travel Duration: 45 minutes flight

Max Elevation: 2804 m, Lukla

You’ll head back to the Lukla airport for morning flight to Kathmandu. You can shop some souvenirs for your loved ones from the shop in Lukla before boarding your flight. Once you reach Tribhuvan International Airport, your guide will transfer you to the respective hotel.

You can take rest, and you’ll also have enough time for visiting the surrounding area in Kathmandu as the flight only takes 30 minutes.

Day 15
Day 15: Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Max Elevation: 1338 m, Kathmandu

Today you’ll have a whole day to explore Kathmandu valley. You can have some rest in your hotel. You can also stroll around the streets of Thamel. Here, you can do some shopping and take some gifts for your closed one. At evening you’ll have farewell dinner accompanied with cultural shows.

Day 16
Day 16: Transfer to the International Airport for Final Flight Departure

The trip concludes, and with the final goodbye, our representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport from where you will head back to your final destination.

If you want to extend your trip, you’ve various other options for trekking and tour packages.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourists vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in tea houses during the days in a trek
  • All Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing
  • During sightseeing tours guide
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • <a href="https://www.welcomenepal.com/plan-your-trip/park-entry-fees.html">Sagarmatha National Park Entry</a> and <a href="http://www.taan.org.np/pages/where-and-how-to-obtain">TIMS card fee</a>
  • A professional English speaking guide
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
  • First aid kit box

Cost Excluded

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal gear for trekking
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal Expenses (Soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porter

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Trip Facts

  • Everest Region
  • 5,545meters, Kala Patthar
  • 16 Days
  • 13 Days
  • 2 to 15 persons
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 5-6 hours
  • Spring and Autumn Season
  • Kathmandu
  • Lukla

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