Everest Base Camp Trekking Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will meet one of our trek leaders who will be standing in front of arrival terminal along with colourful garlands to welcome you. You will be escorted to your hotel where you will rest and relax for the day. In the evening one of our team leaders will take you for a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant for you to enjoy the taste of the authentic Nepali food. Enjoy the local meal and you will be given a short briefing about the Everest base camp trek, after which you will be escorted back to your hotel.
Day 02: Rest day or Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. (Optional)
Start your day with the sweetest hospitality and wholesome breakfast at the hotel. The rest of the day will be followed by the preparation of your trip. The sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley is utterly your choice and will be organized instantly with a professional guide alongside. You will then be taken back to the hotel for the night.
Day 03: Fly from KTM to Lukla (2880m) | Trek to Phakding (2640m) | 4 hrs walk.
Wake up early and start your day by enjoying the early morning breeze of Kathmandu city. You will drive to Kathmandu Airport (domestic terminal) for a thrilling flight to Lukla. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is about 35 minutes. It offers a view of the sparkling blue rivers, graded hills and a spectacular range of Himalayan giants including the great Mt. Everest. We meet our trekking crew here in Lukla and begin our first adventure by hiking to Phakding which takes about 4 hours, walking. It consists of the mostly downhill walk from where we will descend about 200 m below to Phakding and spend the night at a guest house.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m) | 5 to 6 hrs walk.
We wake up at 6 AM and have our breakfast. We then start our trek to Namche Bazzar, the first milestone towards our destination, Everest Base Camp. You will come across flat lands mostly, but will also encounter a few uphill and downhill on the way. We stop midway and have our lunch at Jorsalle, from where we hike for 3 more hours onto steep steps up to Namche bazzar. We will spend the night at a lodge.
Day 05: Acclimatization day | Hike to Everest view hotel.
Rest day in Namche. After a healthy breakfast, we will easefully hike to Everest View Hotel which is 1000 m higher than Namche Bazzar in altitude. Everest view hotel has a brilliant view point to witness the icy Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Ama Dablam. On our way back to the guest house, we will visit a popular Sherpa Museum to explore the culture and tradition of the community. As the expert’s state, “hike at a higher elevation and sleep lower”, this would be a note-worthy hike to have a proper acclimatization. We spend overnight at the same guest house.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) | 5 to 6 hrs walk.
Breakfast at the guest house in Namche. As we walk through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. We continue trekking from the mountainside diagonally until we come to the stone gate built by lamas. This marks our entry to Tengboche (3860m). We will stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4250m) | 5 to 6 hrs walk.
After breakfast, our adventure-filled day starts with an easy and pleasant hike through a lush green forest to Deboche. The hike continues to Pangboche where we have our afternoon meal (lunch). After lunch, we walk relatively uphill to Dingboche which is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. We stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche (4250m).
After breakfast, we start exploring the Dingboche valley and hike to Chhukung RI or a ridge above the Dingboche which offers an astonishing view of Mt. Makalu. 4 to 5 hours of peaceful hiking helps we adapt to the atmosphere there. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m) | 5 to 6 hrs walk.
Healthy breakfast at guest house helps us collect strength for the day. Our day begins with the trails leading us up north which takes up to 50 minutes until we reach a Mani-prayer Stupa- beautifully reflecting the Buddhist Culture. After that, we take a downward path to Pheriche village. Today’s walk offers views of Mt. Tawache, Mt. Ama Dablam and to the north- Mt. Pokalde (5741m), Mt. Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Mt. Nuptse. After a two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of the Khumbu glacier. We stay overnight at a lodge in Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorak Shep (5150m) | 8 hrs walk.
Early morning breakfast at the guest house. We trek up the valley which is followed by a rocky moraine path with a view of icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu glacier. Gorak Shep was the actual location of the original Everest Base Camp which now is moved further up the valley and a new camp is formed. We walk across the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The stunning view of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhoste and Mt. Khumbutse appear closely in front of us. We spend the night at a lodge in Gorak Shep.
Day 11: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4240m) | 7 hrs walk.
We ascend out from Gorak Shep and accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m) where we enjoy a blissful sunrise. From Kalapatthar, we get a brilliant panoramic view of the Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks such as Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc. We also get an up-close sight of the famous Yaks in the area which are normally used as four-legged porters in this region. Dinner and overnight at a lodge in Pheriche.
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3860) | 5 to 6 hrs walk.
We start our day with a healthy breakfast at the guest house and trek down to Tengboche. Tengboche is a small village with a famous monastery, offering splendid views of Mt. Ama Dablam, lush green hills and spectacular rivers that flow alongside. Stay overnight at a lodge in Tengboche.
Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3445m) | 5 to 6 hrs walk.
The walk from Tengboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail, with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route, we will visit the traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. From Khumjung village, another 30-minute walk brings us to the village of Khunde. Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2880m) | 6 to 7 hours walk.
This brings us to the climax of our wonderful journey. The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We ensure a pleasant trek, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring us to Lukla for our overnight stay at a comfortable hotel or guest house.
Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu | 35 minutes.
Departure from Lukla and flight back to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes. We take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at an airport, you will directly be escorted back to your hotel. Rest and relax till evening. One of our team leaders will take you for a farewell dinner to celebrate your accomplishment.
Day 16: Final departure.
After breakfast, you will be accompanied by one of our team members who will see you off to the airport, for you to catch your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to see you in the future.
Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors are beyond our control and can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. If a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.