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 travel 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 of 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 drive from Kathmandu to Jiri to begin this classic trek. It takes about eight hours to reach Jiri from the capital.

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 walking 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 take a short hike to the Everest View Hotel, the world’s highest luxury hotel.

After that, you’ll pass through the famous 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 undoubtedly rough and lengthy. However, you’ll 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 with better time commitment and who prefer slow-paced treks. As 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 an excellent 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 CutliffeUnited 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

Paul ThomasUnited 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

Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

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LachlanAustralia

I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike