Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights   |   Based on 5 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Style: Trekking
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus, Car & Airplane
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodges
  • Group Size: from 1 to maximum 25
  • Max Altitude: 5364 m

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek


  • Scenic Kathmandu Lukla flight
  • Following the foot prints of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
  • Exploration of traditional Sherpa villages having unique culture, tradition and hospitality
  • Namche Bazaar, the main trade center of the entire Khumbu region also it was a trading center between Tibetan people and Nepali people earlier time
  • Sherpa Museum (Hillary Museum) on Namche Bazaar acclimatization day
  • Tengboche Monastery, the largest and oldest Tibetan Buddhist shrine
  • Diverse flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park, the highest altitude national park enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Kala Patthar, the best view point of the snowcapped peaks of Everest region
  • Base Camp of the highest peak of the World, Mt. Everest

The Khumbu region in Nepal,  Everest Region Trek is a harbor for explorers, mountaineers, and nature enthusiasts. It offers a variation of exciting treks and expeditions like Everest Panorama Trek ,  Everest Base Camp via Gokyo TrekEBC via Cho-La Pass Trek and many more, with the Everest Base Camp Trek being the most famous. Imagine yourself trekking through attractive rural villages, enclosed by magnificent views of the world's highest snow-capped mountains, and lastly reaching Everest Base Camp! This camp is the initial giving area for brave climbers preparing to surmount the 8,848-meter peak of Sagarmatha, also known as Mt. Everest. Our team at Orbit Alpine Adventure invites you to go on board on this unbelievable voyage with us.

On the Way to Everest Base Camp

On our Everest Base Camp trek, you'll have the chance to dip yourself in the extraordinary experiences Sagarmatha National Park offers. Spend the night in the delightful mountain village of Namche Bazaar and walk to the spectacular viewpoint of Kala Patthar, located at 5,545 meters. Kala Patthar provides an unexpected close-up view of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse, similar to the panoramas from Everest Base Camp.

Way to Everest Base Camp Trek

During the journey, you'll have the chance to visit ancient monasteries and network with the brave Sherpas, who have a distinguishing lifestyle and culture. Everest Base Camp, located at a height of 5,364 meters, places you at the base of the world's highest peak. The trek to Everest Base Camp takes you through grand mountains, mountain passes, luxurious forests, elegant rivers, and charming Sherpa villages and monasteries. This almost dreamlike journey will leave you with cherished memories for a lifetime

We begin with a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a walk to the small village of Phakding (2,600m). Hiking along flat ground, you will pass by chortens and prayer wheels before reaching a guesthouse near the Dudh Koshi River. From there, we journey to Namche Bazaar and spend the night. Enjoying breakfast enclosed by spectacular mountain views is one of the trek's treasured moments. A day of adjustment in Namche Bazaar will help you get prepared for the trip ahead.

You will walk to Tengboche (3,880m) and out there, experiencing the exclusive wildlife and culture of the region. If you visit Tengboche Monastery in October or November, you can see the Mani Rimdu festival, the main carnival of the Sherpas in the Khumbu region, displaying their lifestyle, culture, traditions, and rituals. From Tengboche, you'll walk to Pheriche, and come across wildlife such as musk deer, pheasants, and yaks. As you continue, the background becomes progressively enormous, with clearer sights of peaks like Ama Dablam and Lhotse. The trek then takes you to Lobuche (4,930m) and onward to Gorakshep (5,130m), concluding at the highlight of the journey – Everest Base Camp (5,364m). All great climbers and explorers have visited EBC, wondering at the splendour of the world's uppermost peaks.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp

A short bypass to Kala Patthar provides a striking vantage point profound in the mountains. Here, you can soak in the magnificent views of the nearby mountains and the nostalgic awareness that you will soon return to the real world. Retrace your steps back to Gorakshep, walk to Dingboche, and then head to Namche Bazaar. After a richly deserved rest in Namche, you will continue to Lukla and catch a flight back to Kathmandu.

Everest View from Kalapather

Orbit Alpine Adventure proposes trekking to Everest Base Camp in the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons. While it is a discreetly demanding trek, no prior trekking or climbing skills are required. You simply need to be habituated to regular exercise, have average physical fitness, and have a good sum of strength.


1. Where is Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp is the stopover before one begins the expedition to Everest, the highest peak in the world. It lies in the northern Nepalese Himalayas, surrounded by other peaks, including two eight-thousanders: Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Cho Oyu, bordering Tibet. It is the highest point, situated at an elevation of 5,364 meters, to reach during Everest region trekking. You can have a truly magnificent view of the snowcapped peaks of the Everest region, as if you could touch them with your hands!

2. How far is Everest Base Camp?

The average aeronautical distance between Kathmandu and Everest Base Camp is 160 kilometers. You catch a flight to reach Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport) from Kathmandu, which takes nearly 45 minutes. The geographical distance between Lukla and Everest Base Camp is 130 kilometers, which is measured on foot. You can reach the base camp of Mount Everest by walking for 8 days, along with two days’ acclimatization and 4 days to come down to Lukla.

3. Can I trek to the Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you can absolutely do the Everest Base Camp trek if you are physically and mentally ready for it.

Khumbu Glacier on the Way to Everest Base Camp

4. What are the permits required for EBC Trek?

  • The permits required for EBC trek are:
  • TIMS card
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area Entry Permit (Only EBC trek via Jiri)

5. What is cost for EBC trekking?

Actually, EBC trekking costs depends on the itinerary you book with us and the route you follow to reach the destination. The type of accommodation you prefer and the flight facility you want or not are also important factors in determining the cost. Orbit Alpine Adventure is really committed to providing you the best package at the most reasonable cost. We believe “clients’ satisfaction is our motto” and are always ready to help you get maximum satisfaction. To know all about the EBC trekking cost, contact Orbit Alpine Adventure.

6. What are the top gears to pack during the EBC trek?

The top gears to pack during the EBC trek are:

  • Backpacks

  • Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Pads
  • Water Purification
  • Water Filter
  • Water Purifier (Liquid and Tablets)
  • Water Bottle (Hard and Soft)


  • Trail Runners
  • Gaites
  • Snow Traction


  • Rain Jacket
  • Rain Pants
  • Down Jacket
  • Hiking Pants
  • Underwear
  • Hiking Shorts
  • Hiking T-shirt
  • Hiking


  • Hiking Socks
  • Warm Socks    

Best Accessories

  • Headlamps
  • Stuff Sacks
  • Back Packing Seat
  • Gear Repair
  • Compass
  • GPS Phone Apps
  • Trekking Poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Multi tool
  • Bug Repellant
  • Cathole Trowel
  • Trekking pole
  • Camera
  • Power Bank
  • Tripod
  • Book

7. What is the possibility for altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp trek?

There is a high possibility of altitude sickness during the Everest Base Camp trek, as you have to spend the night above 3,000m. To prevent this problem, there are two days of acclimatization in the Everest region. The trekking guide who goes with you will assist you keeping in the best health condition. Next thing, the slower you walk, the lower probability of altitude sickness! You should ascend the trail leading uphill quite slowly, and you have to drink enough pure water enough and hygienic food items. Similarly, you can pack Diamox Oral to prevent or cure this health hazard, or you shouldn’t ascend further if you feel uncomfortable while walking. Finally, don’t hesitate to share the problem with the trekking guide, who will take the necessary initiative.

8. What are the major attractions of Everest trek?

There are many attractions on the Everest trek, which is every avid trekker’s dream they want to make it come true. The splendid Himalayas, including three eight-thousanders and other snowy peaks, are the top attraction that everyone wants to witness once in a lifetime. Diverse terrains, lush valleys, green forests, glacial lakes and icefalls including flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park is equally interesting. Sherpa villages like Lukla, Phakding, Dingboche, Tengboche, Periche, reflecting their unique culture and tradition, also attract tourists.  Everest View Hotel, which is one of the highest altitude hotels in the world, is also a site not to miss. 

9. How can I book the best EBC trekking package?

There are hundreds of local trekking agencies established in Kathmandu to facilitate your booking tour and trek packages. Among them, Orbit Alpine Adventure is the one run by a well-experienced trekking entrepreneur, Mr. Puru. To book the best EBC trekking package, you can reach him via email, WhatsApp, phone calls and online booking services. You can get all the authentic information about different trekking regions and packages with the right trekking gear.

10. Which is the best view point of EBC trek?

There are a few perfect viewpoints to observe the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, and other peaks nearby. During acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, you can hike to the Everest View Hotel situated, at the highest altitude in the world. This serves as one of the best view points in the Khumbu region to have spectacular vistas of snowy peaks. More or less, Everest Base Camp itself is a perfect view point, however, Mt. Lhotse hides Mt. Everest a little.

Morning View of Everest

11. Can I get the customized EBC trekking package?

Yes, you can definitely get the customized EBC trekking package by contacting Orbit Alpine Adventure. Generally, the EBC trek itinerary ranges from 3 days to 30 days and even longer with an extension. The itinerary depends on the trekking route you choose to follow and the trekking hours you do per day. You can use a helicopter service in the middle of the trek or by trekking from the very close stopover to the base camp. You can fly to different regions of the Everest region to experience the mountain giants with a mutual consultation with the agency. Nonetheless, using a helicopter increases the cost, although it decreases the duration. After all, the choice is yours!

Day to Day Itinerary

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Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. After refreshments, our senior guide will give you a briefing about Everest Base Camp Trek. Later, you can then go for a little walk and have dinner.

  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Start Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural center of the country. It is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. With a fusion of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultural influences, Kathmandu is a sight to behold. Today you will spend seeing some UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

A scenic flight to Lukla will bring us to the start of our trek. After meeting the supporting crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2,610m/8,563ft
  • Time: 4 Hours

After breakfast at Phakding we trek towards Namche. On a clear day, we will get the first glimpses of Mt Everest from here. We will spend the night on this gateway to the Khumbu region.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m/10,958ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

It is quite easy to spend the day in Namche. With an abundance of lodges, cafes and shops, it is an ideal place to acclimatize for the journey ahead to the higher altitudes. You can take short hikes around town and spend the evening enjoying the sunset.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m/10,958ft

After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche. With closeup views of the highest mountains, we will follow the ups and downs of the trail that is beautiful and full of vegetation. Notable ones are pine forests. Later, after a satisfying lunch, we will take a steep climb up to reach Tengboche, a place with an iconic Buddhist monastery.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3,860m/12,664ft
  • Time: 5 Hours

Trek through the a fairly rough path that climbs up farther into the mountains. The challenging trek from Tengboche to Dingboche takes a little under 6 hours. The vegetation thins down noticeably, and you will encounter more rocks and snow.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,410m/14,469ft
  • Time: 5 Hours

Today we stop for some rest and acclimatization. Orbit recommends an easy leisurely hike in the morning. During the day, you might want to stay indoor for the warmth; and since the wind can get speedy, staying indoors is a good way to pass the day.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,410m/14,469ft

Today, we continue up the wide valley located below the majestic peaks of Cholatse and Tawache and then do a steep climb towards the foot of Khumbu Glacier. After lunch, we follow the zigzag trail upwards to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. We will stay for a good night’s sleep here in Lobuche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4,910m/16,109ft
  • Time: 5 Hours

Immediately after a good breakfast, we climb through meadows and the moraine to reach Gorakshep. After that we will either climb to Kala Patthar or continue towards Everest Base Camp. From Kala Patthar, we get to see the entire south face of Mt. Everest. Alternatively, having reached Everest Base Camp, we will enjoy the satisfaction and then return to Gorakshep for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Gorak Shep
  • Altitude: 5,364m/17,598ft
  • Time: 8 Hours in total

At dawn, we can climb Kalapatthar (5,545 m) to enjoy a panoramic and spectacular sunrise. Later, we will trek back to Pheriche. Along the way we will encounter yaks herds amid a scenic trail before reaching Pheriche, the windy village. We stay overnight at a lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4,240m/13,911ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

We return to Namche after a trek of about 6 hours from Pheriche. Amid the hustle and bustle of Namche, we can enjoy the evening before dinner and bed.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

Today we start after breakfast and continue to retrace our hike to Lukla along Dudh Koshi River. The walk is around average pace, which will bring us to Lukla. Stay in a lodge here enjoying the good food and rest for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2,860m/9,383ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

Catch an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. It’s a scenic flight of about forty five minutes. You touch down at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day around the city or just stay at leisure.

  • Meals: Breakfast, farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Time: 45 minutes

After breakfast, our staff will take you to the Airport three hours before your scheduled flight back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek map

Cost Details

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle free of cost
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast for three night 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek is included 
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  •  All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary will operated honestly 
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide and there will be assistance guide if group size is more than six people 
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation is included in cost 
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion because we will give to other client too by making it clean once used ) included 
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS) will be arrange by Orbit Alpine Adventure 
  • Medical kit (carried by your trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary will have to bear by client 
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.) have to manage by client 
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Clients' Reviews

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    John, United States

    A truly amazing experience!

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    Adrian Wong, Australia

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