Trip Code: NHT 1
Trip Grade: Moderate
Max Elevation: 5545 Meters
Total Duration: 16 days
Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec
Group Size: 1 - 12 People
The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most beautiful trekking journeys. As a matter of fact, it is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. It is also culturally enticing. Together with the beauty of the Himalayas, the trek is truly a trip of a lifetime! Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonder of the Everest Himalayas. Experience the Khumbu’s many majestic features. Go through amazing mountain valleys and revel in the region’s awe-inspiring hallmarks. In the same fashion, you can observe the legendary Sherpa Culture of the Khumbu. Likewise, you will be going on a journey that was done first by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953.
What are the Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek?
The Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Kathmandu. As a matter of fact, the trip includes a Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour. You will tour the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the city. In particular, you will visit revered Hindu and Buddhist temples and monasteries. It also includes the city’s old palace complex.
You will then experience a short beautiful flight to Lukla. The short flight is like an adventure itself. In contrast to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, Lukla offers a fresh Himalayan surrounding. You can enjoy the green rolling hills and the distant views of the mountains once you arrive in Lukla.
The Everest Base Camp Trek then takes you through many famous Sherpa villages and settlements. It not only includes Namche Bazaar, but also villages like Tengboche and Dingboche among many. In like manner, you will be going through the Sagarmatha National Park. It is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Similarly, you will be constantly in the company of the Himalayas.
Correspondingly, the Everest Base Camp Trek also includes the vantage point of Kalapatthar. You can enjoy a breath-taking panorama of the entire Mount Everest massif from there. Coupled with visiting the Everest View Hotel, you can also enjoy visiting the Tengboche Monastery. Moreover, you can enjoy reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain! The Khumbu Glacier and the Icefall are also notably famous.
How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?
Regardless of the Himalayan terrain of the Khumbu, people of all demographics can do the Everest Base Camp Trek. It has a moderate trip grading. You do not need to have previous trekking experience to do it. As a result of the Khumbu’s landscape, you will mostly do up-hill and down-hill trekking in relatively flat-lands. Identically, you will also have ample acclimatization time.
Watch our video of the exciting Everest Base Camp Trekking that provides more idea and information of what the trekking journey feels like!
You can also opt for our Everest Base Camp Short Trek if you have less time to spend here. You can expect the best services throughout the journey. Easy flexibility is available along with absolute conveniences. Come and enjoy the most memorable journey of a lifetime with us!
Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
You may arrive at Kathmandu at any time. You will be welcomed by one of our airport representative. He will help you get transferred to your hotel. Further details about the plans and programs will also be provided. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
The Kathmandu valley has one of the densest concentrations of heritage sites. The Kathmandu city alone holds four heritage sites that are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. The tour will start late in the morning and you will visit the heritage sites of the city that includes the Temple of Pashupatinath, the Bouddhanath Stupa, the Swayambhunath Temple and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. All of these sites are revered by the people of the city and the religious places are held in high regards by the Hindu and the Buddhist people. The Durbar Square of Kathmandu holds many old palaces, buildings, temples and statues from medieval times. The buildings are built in unique Nepali architecture and contain amazing wood-crafting, stone masonry, metal works and intricate carvings done on their doors and windows. Pashupatinath is considered the most sacred temple of Lord Shiva and the cremation ceremony of the Hindus can be seen along the Bagmati’s river bank. Bouddhanath is the largest Buddhist Mandala in the world and the Swayambhunath- located atop a hill, is a temple sacred to both the Hindu and the Buddhist people. The heritage sites provide good insight into Nepal’s history and it’s past. They are great carriers of the country’s cultural and religious tenor. After the tour, you will return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel. Meals: Breakfast included.
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours
From Kathmandu, a flight to Lukla commences the trek. The Lukla flight is one of the most dramatic short flights in the world. The Lukla Airport itself is located on a hill and contains a single runway that drops off towards its end to the deep gaping valley below. Surrounded by tall mountains and jaded hills, the airstrip at Lukla is quite fascinating and the flight is deemed as a little thrilling adventure in itself. Upon arriving at Lukla, the change in the scenery is immediately felt. The mountainous landscape becomes quite prominent and the air carries a crisp freshness to it that only Himalayan atmosphere carries. From Lukla, the trekking trail slowly moves towards the Cheplung Village. View of the sacred Mount Khumbila from the village at Cheplung is beautiful. From there, a gradual walk downwards leads to the village of Phakding. The terrain is amazing and tall hills surround the trail like giant mounds of emeralds. From Phakding, the sight of the Kusum Kangraru Mountain can be seen. The village of Phakding lies in the Dudh Koshi River valley north of Lukla and contains many guesthouses and lodges that cater to tourism and trekkers. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 04 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 10-12 KM) Duration: 6 hours
After breakfast at Phakding, the trail further opens out to reach the celebrated mountain town of Namche Bazaar. En route to Namche, several smaller villages are crossed, like Jorsale and Monjo. Monjo lies north of Phakding and is the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail ventures through the national park and finally arrives at Namche. Walking along the trekking route through the Sagarmatha National Park presents many virtues, like its alpine woods, small rivers and brooks and deciduous forests. Thick acreages of Pine and Cedar cover the lands and provide a pleasant atmosphere to trek through. Namche Bazaar, because of its strategic location, is the commercial hub of the Khumbu region. It is located on a mountain side and views of the Thamserku Peak and the Kongdi RI Himal from here are amazing. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 05 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Namche is a great place to acclimatize. The sights around Namche are spectacular and beautiful. After breakfast, you can visit the Syangboche Airstrip that lies on a hill above the town. From here, you can get panoramic view of Namche and can see amazing sights of the Himalayas as well. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the highest located hotel in the world and provides view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks from all of its windows. Back at Namche, you can visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 06 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
An easy trail from Namche opens out towards the Dudh Koshi Valley at the settlement of Phungki Thanka. From the settlement, the views of Mount Everest are magnificent. Following the trail that marches along the right side of the Dudh Koshi River, the village of Tengboche is reached. The journey from Namche to Tengboche is filled with amazing natural scenery of rivers, hills and Himalayan peaks. The village of Tengboche is located at the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and the Imja Khola Rivers and is surrounded by tall hills that are covered in rhododendron trees. The village is also famous for Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of the Khumbu region. The monastery is a hamlet from where the sight of Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Everest and numerous other peaks are beautiful to look at. The Tengboche Monastery is also regarded as the spiritual hub of the Khumbu region and is surrounded by forests that are inhabited by Impeyan Pheasants and eagles. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 07 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
The trekking trail crosses the Imja River via a suspension bride and moves towards the village of Dingboche. Along the way, the village of Pangboche is passed. Dingboche is called the “Summer Valley” of the Khumbu and contains a kilometer long wall built to protect the village’s crops from the cold winds that descends down the Imja Valley. Dingboche, as the name reflects, receives more sun too. Graceful views of Lhotse, the Ama Dablam and the Island Peak from Dingboche are quite amazing. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 08 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours
Dingboche is also a great village for acclimatizing. A hike to Nagerjun is a great way to spend time at Dingboche. Nagerjun is located at the height of 5100 meters and lies just above Dingboche on a hill at the edges of the Chhukung valley. The hike is uphill and steep, and requires a bit of a strenuous energy. Walking for approximately 3-4 hours, we will reach Nagerjun from where marvelous panorama of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Kangtega (6685m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), and the Ama Dablam (6856m) can be seen. If you are lucky, you can also spot stunning sights of Mount Makalu, the world’s fifth tallest peak on a clear day. The view of the Pheriche Valley from here is also splendid. Returning back to Dingboche is also very beautiful. After finishing our lunch, we can take a rejuvenating sunbath and relax at the village. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 09 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Making our way to Dhungla from Dingboche, you will come across the Trekkers Aid Post- situated at Pheriche (4210m). It is run by the Western Volunteer Doctors and assisted by The Himalayan Rescue Association. The aid post helps in the treatment of trekkers. The Chupki Lhara is then reached. It is a rock-strewn oblique from where sight of magisterial mountains can be seen. The path follows further down to the Khumbu Glacier moraine from there. The views of mountain peaks like Khumbutse, the Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren and the Pumori from the moraine are amazing. Mount Nuptse also looms up ahead once the glacier pass is crossed. We shall then check into our guesthouse at Lobuche for the night. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 10 - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours
An anticipated day of the trip, it will commence with a slow walk. Avoiding altitude sickness, a slow walk further on from Lobuche runs alongside the sight of the world’s highest glacier- the Khumbu Glacier, to the right. Walking for about 2-3 hours from Lobuche, we will get to Gorakshep (5181m/16994ft), a tranquil location dotted with some lodges. From here, the path moves all the way to the top of the edge, finally arriving at the Everest Base Camp. Here, the sight of the Khumbu Icefall and the view of the Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains are quite heavenly. After spending some time at the base camp enjoying the sights and the environment, we shall return back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 11 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours
An early morning hike to Kalapatthar from Gorakshep is another highlight of the trip. Kalapatthar is a famous vantage point popular for providing panoramic views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Chagatse, Lhotse and the Pumori among many other peaks. Hike to Kalapatthar is done early at dawn because the sight of the rising sun seen from the vantage point is absolutely amazing. The sun rises from amidst the Mount Everest Mountains and it changes the color of the mountains from silver to gold. After spending time at Kalapatthar, we will return to Gorakshep and walk down to Pheriche. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 12 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM)Duration: 7 Hours
The trail follows the Imja River again all the way to Tengboche. From Tengboche, we will move down towards Phungki Thanka, pass the Kyangjuma and reach Namche. It is a relaxing hike back and the sight of the landscape and the Himalayas can be enjoyed pleasantly. The villages are also lively with people and you can observe their customs and activities as you pass through. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 13 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
The hike back to Lukla follows a trail that moves steeply downwards and crosses a suspension bridge. Chortens, prayer flags, Mani-stone walls and small Gompas line the villages and the trail. The Dudh Koshi River gushes by and adds a beautiful ambiance to the natural setting. Open plains, pine and rhododendron forests as well as snow covered peaks decorate the beautiful picturesque settings. As we reach Lukla, we can just relax. In the evening, we may celebrate the victory of accomplishing the trek as well. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 14 - Lukla to Kathmandu
A 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla ends the trekking part of the journey. You can revel in the changing sights of the landscapes one last time while on the flight. After landing in the Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the Hotel where you shall stay overnight. Meals: Breakfast included.
Day 15 - Reserve day in Kathmandu
On this day, you can proceed to relax and can have another tour of the city or go shopping at the hub of “all things-tourist” at Thamel. Overnight stay at the Hotel. Meals: Breakfast included.
Day 16 - Farewell
The airport representative from Nepal Hiking Team will transport you to Kathmandu International Airport around 3 hours before your scheduled flight from where you will depart. Meals: Breakfast included.
- All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
- Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
- Duffle bag for trekking
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medicine kit
- Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
- Personal 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 in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
- Soft drinks including water
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
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Helen Ridgewell , 27 Rainforest, Drive Innisfail 4860, Queensland Australia
Trying to organize an Everest Base Camp trek to celebrate my 50th birthday was a daunting task…. where to start, there were so many companies all offering a similar experience… so I picked a few, emailed them and then trusted my “gut instinct” based on their responses. From Ganga’s first email I knew that Nepal Hiking Team would be my choice and I never once regretted my decision. From the moment we were picked up from the airport to when were dropped off 26 days later we felt like Ganga and his amazing team were looking after us.
My daughter, my brother and I did the 16 days EBC trek on December 1st and it was an incredible experience. The teahouses we stayed in were comfortable and the food good. We even got fruit most nights on the trek, which as a vegetarian was very much appreciated. Having lived in the tropics and at sea level for most of my life, I struggled with the cold and the altitude so was little bit slow going up the hills… the guide and porters were fantastic, at no stage making me feel like I was holding every one up, and allowing me to travel at my own pace. The other member of the group had to be taken back to Kathmandu by helicopter early on in the trek, this was organized very quickly by Ganga and our guide was excellent at monitoring our headaches ensuring they were not serious. Our 2 porters were absolutely amazing men!
When we returned to Kathmandu, we asked Ganga to organize another 7 day adventure for us to Chitwan National Park and Pokhara. Everything about this trip was well organized (in a very short time frame) and the accommodation very nice. We even had the same guide for our 2 day hike up to Australia Camp, which was really nice as we had already established a great relationship with him after EBC.
Ganga, his guides and porters at Nepal Hiking Team are a fantastic organization, very professional, very friendly and very reasonably priced.
I know that when I return to Nepal for my next trek (yes…although it was hard and uncomfortable at times I loved it) I would definitely do it with the fantastic Nepal Hiking Team!
Thank you so much for making my 50th celebration a memorable experience.
Nicholas Wulfekuhle , 11323 Commonwealth Drive Apt. 102 North Bethesda, MD 20852 USA
I booked with Nepal Hiking Team to do the 16 day Everest Base Camp trek. From the very first email that were all answered with detain information and cordial and friendly dialect, I found Nepal Hiking Team to be amazing! The pre-trek communication via e-mail was great. The correspondence with Mr. Ganga, the managing director of the agency were a pleasure to read and every query that I sent forth was answered with useful information and good resources. Kathmandu is a crazy place to arrive in, everything seems to be moving and changing all the time! I arrived at the airport at Kathmandu at 9 pm and the airport meet-and-greet by Ganga is a welcomed relief. Dropped to the front door of my Hotel, (Apsara Boutique Hotel), the start of this adventure couldn’t have gone better.
The 16 day Everest Base Camp trek consisted of a day tour of certain places and sights around Kathmandu. I visited the Durbar Square, the temple near the river and the two Buddhist stupas. I highly recommend it as you will see parts of the city and the culture and way of life of the Nepalese that you do not get in the shops of Thamel. All very interesting and eye opening. I was sad to see the dilapidation of the Durbar Square due to the earthquake as well, but was happy to see that the reconstruction work were underway.
Then the trek started. The walk to Everest Base Camp is perceived as many different things too many different people who have walked that trail. Adventure is just the beginning of the description of the EBC story. However, altitude sickness seemed to hit randomly, so I took Diamox to minimize the chance. My guide for the trek was Ganga Tamang. He had worked in these mountains for 16 years and the experience really showed. His easy nature and knowledge of the area made the trek an enjoyable, learning and pleasurable. And many thanks also goes to my hard working porter, Mr. Lal Kumar. The return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla, just as memorable as the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. And again, everything just ran smoothly thanks to NHT management. It was truly a dream fulfilled by Nepal Hiking Team!
Rob and Kim , Washington DC
My husband and I have just returned from a three week trip to Nepal organized by Ganga and Ram and the crew at Nepal Hiking Team. All I can say is that the trip far exceeded any expectations we had. Ganga organized a 13 day trek to Everest Base Camp for the two of us. Our guide Arun Abiral and our porter Mr. Gokul were fabulous. Not only were they professional and took great care of us, they were really fun, nice guys. Arun was very patient with the fact that I am not the fastest hiker and was unsure of myself on some of the rocks. Mr. Gokul, our “Himalayan Tiger” (as he termed himself) knew that I was always tired by the end of the day and he made it a point after he dropped off our trekking bag to come back and take my backpack for the last hour of the walk. He also refused to let us carry anything on the acclimatization day hikes. Arun also carried fresh oranges and apples on the trek and presented us with a lovely plate of fresh fruit each evening after dinner – making us the envy of other trekkers at the teahouses each night. Arun was also open to changing our itinerary when we requested it. My husband wanted to climb Kala Pattar the afternoon we arrived in Gorak Shep to take advantage of the afternoon sun for photography and go the Base Camp the following morning – no problem. Arun made it happen.
The teahouses selected by Ganga were the best that were available (which in Lobuche, isn’t saying much!). We had ensuite bathrooms wherever available and all of the teahouses had western style toilets available.
My husband ended up falling on the way back down, just outside of Namche Bazaar and tore ligaments badly enough that he needed a helicopter evacuation from Namche. Arun and Mr. Gokul took my husband’s pack and helped him back into Namche. Ganga and Ram kept in touch to make sure that the arrangements for the helicopter were taken care. Ganga and Arun also were at the clinic in Kathmandu to make sure we had everything we needed.
Ganga also took care of arranging extra hotel nights in Kathmandu when we arrived back early and took care of getting a refund on the unused flight from Lukla.
I can recommend Nepal Hiking Team without reservation. If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me.
Shelley Evans , 31 SEAGOE GARDENS, Portadown, co Armagh, BT63 5DZ, Northern Ireland
I can’t say enough good things about the Nepal Hiking Team. My friend and I (both female 30ish!) did the Everest Base Camp Trek and had the most amazing time. Balaram met us at Kathmandu airport with flower garlands and the city tour gave us a great introduction to Nepalese culture and religions. We met Arun our guide, fellow trekkers, provided with the down jackets and sleeping bag the company loan you and then the following day set off for Lukla airport. Arun dealt with everything from airports to tea houses and food orders which let us concentrate on the absolutely stunning views, meeting new friends and breathing of course!
Arun made sure we knew daily plans and very patiently answered our repetitive questions on mountain heights and which one was which. He managed a group with varying abilities very well and always made sure we had correct amount of layers on knowing where it was especially windy and cold. Sadly I suffered from altitude sickness and needed to be airlifted from Gorakshep. Arun organized this efficiently with Ganga and the team back in Kathmandu and on arrival at the hospital Balaram was waiting to help with sorting out me and my friend. In a time that could be a bit daunting I felt exceptionally safe knowing they were there. They arranged a hotel room, picked us up the next day and even took me back to the hospital when I needed a checkup too. As we then had an extra few days before leaving Ganga and Balaram also organized a trip to Chitwan National park with very short notice that was also excellent. We were delivered back to the airport and given scarfs for good luck which ended a simply wonderful holiday (even with the altitude problems!) I can’t thank Ganga, Balaram and Arun enough and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a hiking company in Nepal. You will have an incredible experience.
Ng Li Yang (Jerry) , Blk 441, Jurong West Ave 1, #06-720 640441 Singapore
It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my inquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion.
2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga’s arrangement.
When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge.
I was not well when I returned from Everest Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Balaram, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Balaram also sent me to the airport on my departure day.
I have total satisfaction and heart felt appreciation to Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all.
I’m back to Singapore safely. And they are keeping contact with me on some follow ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price!
This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal a lot, and the friendship shared.
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