Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Style: Trekking
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus, Car & Airplane
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodges
  • Group Size: 12
  • Max Altitude: 5364 m

A paradise for trekkers, mountaineers and naturalists, the Khumbu or Everest region of Nepal offers a number of rewarding adventurous treks and expeditions, Everest Base Camp trek being the most popular one. Imagine walking through rural villages, with constant views mostly of the highest snow-capped peaks in the world, and ultimately arriving at Everest Base Camp, the major base where daring mountaineers set up their camp before attempting to summit the 8,848m Sagarmatha or Mt. Everest. We know you are tempted to join us on this fabulous trip right away.

During our Everest Base Camp trek you can enjoy some of the best experiences of Sagarmatha National Park, such as staying overnight at the mountain village of Namche and reaching the incomparable Himalayan vista at Kalapatthar (5,545m). Kalapatthar is a vantage point that is extraordinarily close to some of the highest mountains on the planet. From there you can have incredible views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse – just like from Everest Base Camp itself. Throughout the trip, you will visit some very old monasteries and mingle with the brave Sherpas who have a peculiar lifestyle and culture.

The base camp lies at an altitude of 5,364 m and brings you at the feet of the highest mountain in the world. The journey to Everest Base Camp takes you via mountains, mountain passes, forests, rivers, and quaint Sherpa villages & monasteries. Once you go there and return, this close-to-surreal experience will remain with you for years to come.

We begin with a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. First, trek to Phakding (2,600m) along a nearly flat terrain passing through chortens and prayer wheels and stay overnight at a guest-house at the bank of Dudh Koshi River. Further, trek to Namche and stay there overnight. Waking up in Namche and having a breakfast with beautiful views of mountains around you, that’s one of the many memorable experiences you’ll have in this trek. A day of acclimatization in Namche Bazaar will help you prepare well for the walk ahead.

You will trek to Tengboche (3,880m) and beyond seeing the wildlife and the strange culture. If you happen to be at Tengboche Monastery during the Mani Rimdu festival (usually October-November), you may attend the festival and see the ways of the Sherpa. From there, trek to Pheriche and encounter more wildlife such as musk deer, pheasants, and yaks along the way. With each passing day, the view gets more wonderful and peaks such as Ama Dablam, and Lhotse come clearer. We trek further and pass through Lobuche (4,930m), and on to Gorakshep (5,130m) from where we will reach the gem of this trek – the Everest Base Camp (5,364m). EBC is where all the great mountaineers and adventurers have come and stayed and appreciated the grandeur of the highest peaks on the planet.

A short detour to Kalapatthar will take you to a majestic vantage point located deep into the mountains. Have excellent views of the surrounding mountains and let the feeling sink in that you have to leave it all and return to civilization. And so you retrace your steps to Gorakshep, trek to Dingboche and on to Namche. Relax as much as you can in Namche, for the next day you will trek back to Lukla and catch a flight to Kathmandu.

Orbit Alpine recommends the trek Everest Base Camp in autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). Although it’s a moderately difficult trek, you don’t need prior trekking or climbing experience to take on this trek. All you need is a habit of regular exercise and average physical fitness.

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: BnB
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,400 m

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Cost Details

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle free of cost
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 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

  • John
    John, United States

    A truly amazing experience!

    I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak in the world and now I arrested it in my ...

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