Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax. 
  • Meals
    Inclusive 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept - Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,850USD

Trip Overview

Traveling to Everest is indeed a dream come true for many. Thousands of travelers worldwide take a trip to Nepal to visit this magical land. Our Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is a 22-day adventure that takes you deep into the beautiful Sherpa villages and remote valleys all the way to the Everest Base Camp Trek.

This three-week-long journey is one of the best the region has to offer. Trust us; it is one of those travel stories you might want to pass down to generations. The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek captures the right blend of adventure, culture, nature, and wildlife.

The trail encompassing the perimeters of Sagarmatha National Park is a delight in the true sense. The diverse topography, remote wilderness, unique culture, rustic lifestyle, and stunning mountains of the Everest region truly stand out. On your way to the foothills of the world’s highest mountain, you will witness many mountain giants, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam.

You start the trip by visiting four World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Instead of catching a flight to Luka like other Everest Treks, you’ll be driving from Kathmandu to Jiri to begin this classic trek. It takes about eight hours to reach Jiri from the capital.

From there, you’ll be walking past several villages such as Bhandar, Sete, Junbesi, Nuntala, Khari Khola, and Puiyan. Once we pass the village of Puiyan, you’ll finally connect with the route of the standard Everest Base Camp Trek at Phakding. Furthermore, you’ll continue the walk to the heart of Khumbu at Namche Bazar.

Namche Bazaar is one of the most bustling Sherpa towns on the route to Everest Base Camp. It is surrounded by teahouses, local markets, trekking shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and cafes. You’ll have a leisure day for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar before trekking to the higher elevation. On the acclimatization day, you’ll go for a short hike to visit the Everest View Hotel, the world’s highest luxury hotel.

After that, you’ll pass through the popular Imja river and climb towards the village of Tengboche. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest monasteries in the region.

Furthermore, you’ll walk past several high settlements, including Dingboche and Lobuche, to reach the Everest Base Camp. The climb to the base camp is certainly rough and lengthy. However, you’ll get to enjoy the views of Everest and its surrounding peaks on a clear day.

The vista from the summit of Kala Patthar is simply magical. Located at 5,545 meters, this popular viewpoint allows you to witness the most glorious sunrise along with the beautiful range of the Himalayas. Our Classic Everest Base Camp Trek ends as we descend back to Namche and catch a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Highlights of Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Celebrate the triumph of reaching the base of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar, the famous vantage point of Everest at 5,545 meters.
  • Visit the centuries-old monastery of Tengboche and witness the spiritual aspect of Khumbu.
  • Visit the world’s highest-placed luxury hotel — Everest View Hotel.
  • Explore the beautiful Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar.
  • Be a part of the Khumbu region’s natural, cultural, and spiritual elements.
  • Witness the breathtaking view of some of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse.

This 22 days adventure is rigorously crafted to incorporate the best of Everest. It is designed for people who have better time commitment and prefer slow-paced treks. As the travelers have more days to relax and acclimatize, it will be relatively easier to progress toward the higher altitude.

However, if you do not have enough time for this trek, we suggest opting for the standard 16-Day Everest Base Camp Trek. Besides that, we also offer 22-Day Everest High Passes Trek, where you’ll be crossing three mountain passes over 5,000 meters. This makes a great choice for avid trekkers looking for challenging adventures in the Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370m/7,774ft) Duration: 8-9 hours

Day 04: Jiri to Bhandar (1520m/4985ft) Duration: 7-8 hours

Day 05: Bhandar to Sete (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 06: Sete to Junbesi (2675m/8774ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 07: Junbesi to Nuntala (2345m/76916ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 08: Nuntala to Khari Khola (2194m/7196ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 09: Khari Khola to Puiyan (2890m/9479ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 10: Puiyan to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 11: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 12: Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel

Day 13: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 14: Tengbuche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 15: Hike to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Dingboche, 6 hours

Day 16: Dingbuche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 17: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) Duration: 8 hours

Day 18: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m/13809ft) Duration : 7 hours

Day 19: Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 20: Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 22: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Lukla to Kathmandu flight including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • WiFi internet during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Malcolm Cutliffe, United Kingdom

I wanted something that was a bit different from the regular Everest Base Camp Trek journey for my second visit to Nepal. I was with Nepal Hiking Team the first time as well when I first did the Base Camp Trek with them a couple of years ago, and their good services back then was enough reason for me to go with them again this year. The Classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp was suggested and when I was given details about the trip, I was quite impressed with what I was getting for the price that I was paying. Also, the trek also had the added places of Jiri and other villages that I hadn’t experienced the first time, so this really made me consider doing this trek. After a prompt and informative conversation with Mr. Ganga, the trip was arranged and it was just amazing. A private trip was arranged for me, with a porter and a guide and the journey was filled with good pictures, amazing mountains, old villages and ‘Nepali culture. Although it was the end of February and the beginning of March when I did the trek, the weather wasn’t so bad and thankfully, I experienced no delays in the schedule. I was with Mr. Narayan the first time, and I requested him to be my guide this time around as well, which was arranged easily. The trek was a millpond of serene atmospheres, distant Blue Mountains and tranquil village-life. I loved walking through the pasturelands and looking at the views of the mountains, the whole experience was one of peace and aesthetics. During the journey, we did not hurry at all, but rather walked on my own pacing. Narayan was helpful and stayed with me the entire time, He arranged the guesthouses and the meals for me, and gave amazing insight into the places and the mountains. My porter was also one of the best people I have had the fortune of meeting because his hard work and dedication shone through with his constant work and punctual toil in the steep mountain trail. Overall, it was the best trekking journey and I am thankful to Nepal Hiking Team for outdoing themselves once again. A good service, caring people and amazing landscapes, the trek was a combination of good moments and satisfactory hours. Nepal Hiking Team truly is the best!

Paul Thomas, United Kingdom

Thank you Nepal Hiking Team for providing one of the best trekking journeys to us in Nepal. My friend and I really enjoyed our trek and it was filled with amazing and beautiful moments and nature. We would like to point out that, albeit it being an already established fact, Nepal truly is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world and we are fortunate to have been in the company of one of the best teams who showed us the country’s wonders in a very light-hearted, fun and enjoyable manner. We did the trek in May and from the first moment of contact with the agency, we were assured that we would be in good hands. Mr. Ganga answered our queries and questions very promptly and with details and information that were extremely useful in our trip. We were given a briefing and plans were also explained to us in detail when we arrived in Kathmandu as well. When we landed, we were greeted by Bhim, our guide during the trip. We enjoyed the city tour on our first day and when the trek started, we were given the best services of the transportation, the meals, the accommodations and other experiences along the way. Our guide was extremely apt at his work and we felt safe and comforted with him. Really, we cannot praise Bhim enough for his excellent work with us during the trip. Our porter was also a very hard-working man and he was always ahead of us during the trek. The villages and the environment of the mountains were extremely lovely and the weather was nice, so we enjoyed our experience in Nepal to the fullest.

It was a dream travel experience and it had everything to do with the services and care of Nepal Hiking team and its members who assisted us and arranged everything brilliantly. The trip was smooth, we did not have any problems or reasons to complain about anything, we got to experience authentic Nepali culture and met up with lots of other trekkers along the way as well. It was a very good experience and a grand trekking journey. Nepal Hiking Team really did the best work and they are certainly worthy of our recommendation!

Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.