Mt. Everest Trekking (18 days 17 nights)

Related Destinations, Mt. Everest

Tour Code: EBN
Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is designed to fulfill the dreams of travelers who are looking for a wonderful adventure to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. This Mt. Everest trek and adventure tour provides a great opportunity to visit Everest Base Camp in a short period of time.

Day 1: You arrive in Kathmandu today (D)
You’ll be picked up at the airport and transferred to our hotel in the Thamel neighborhood. After you recover from your jet lag, we will have a meeting for preparation of the trekking followed by dinner in the evening.

Day 2: Kathmandu (B)
Spend the morning exploring two important sacred sites in this ancient Nepali capital. We’ll visit the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath. Afternoon and evening are for last-minute trek preparations in the bustling shopping district of Thamel, as we assemble our gear for the trek.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (8,661′) (B, L, D)
In the early morning we drive to Kathmandu airport, catch a flight to Lukla (9,200 feet), the scenic gateway to Khumbu. Here we meet our porters and arrange our gear. In the afternoon we will taste our initial trekking – a four-hour walk winding past farmhouses and plots of winter crops, with up and down hills. We cross the Dudh Kosi River (Milk River) and stroll into Phakding, an attractive little village with a number of good lodges. Trekking hours: 4.

Day 4: Phakding – Namche (11,319′) (B, L, D)
Rising early in the morning, we trek along the bank of the Dudh Kosi through fields, homes, hills and forests. Eventually reaching the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. After lunch, we slowly climb up the steep grade to Namche Bazaar, the ‘capital’ of the Khumbu region. Along the way we catch our first views of Everest far off in the distance. Namche has a lively shopping scene and a number of lodges, and is a great place to people-watch. Trekking hours: 6.

Day 5: Namche acclimatization (rest day) (B, L, D)
We’ll spend one night in Namche to properly acclimatize to the high altitude. The village is ringed by spectacular peaks like Kwangde, Thamserku, and Kangtega. Spend your time exploring the town, hiking up the ridge to the Everest View Hotel and perhaps over to the village of Khumjung.

Day 6: Tengboche Monastery (12,680′) (B, L, D)
Rounding the ridge from Namche Bazaar, we drop down to Phunki Tenga, then climb up a forested ridge to Tengboche Monastery (12,761), the spiritual center of Khumbu. This sacred Buddhist site has a beautiful stupa, backed by stunning views of Ama Dablam, and to the north, the Everest massif. The main temple is built in traditional Tibetan Buddhist style (the Sherpas are descendents of Tibetans who resettled in Khumbu about 400 years ago). Trekking hours: 6.

Day 7 & 8: Dingboche (14,271′) (B, L, D)
We trek through Khumbu to the stone-walled houses of Dingboche. We’ve scheduled a second acclimatization day here, with plenty of choices for day hikes including: Nangkartsang Peak and Ama Dablam lakes. Trekking hours: 5-6.

Day 9: Lobuche (16,207′) (B, L, D)
We get up early to hike up the gently ascending trail through scrubland and yak pastures to our lodge at Lobuche. Trekking hours: 7

Day 10: Lobuche – Gorakshep (17,160′) (B, L, D)
After breakfast hike up the gently ascending trail through scrubland and Yak pastures to Gorakshep. Trekking hours: 7

Day 11: Gorakshep – Kalapathar – Gorakshep (18,222′) (B, L, D)
Today gives us another shot at Kala Pattar for those who need it. Or we make the longer round trip to Everest Base camp. Ironically, there are no views of Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp (17,600′), the headquarters for mountaineering expeditions. In winter there are likely to be few if any expeditions here. But the name of the place alone makes it an important destination. Probably the most memorable feature is the view of the Khumbu Icefall, a terrifying jumble of glacier and rock that is the most dangerous part of the Everest ascent. Trekking hours:7

Day 12: Pheruche (14,124′) (B, L, D)
Heading back down through now-familiar territory, we gather our final mountain views. As the air grows thicker and warmer. Trekking hours: 6.

Day 13: Tengboche (12,680′) (B, L, D)
Return down to Tengboche Trekking hours:6

Day 14: Namche (11,319′) (B, L, SD)
Returning down the trail, we reach Namche by evening. We arrive at lower altitude here. We’ll have a special dinner to celebrate.

Day 15: Lukla (9,350′) (B, L, D)
The last day is a long walk – 10 miles, but we can handle it by now. Descending past snowcapped peaks through farmland to the airstrip at Lukla, the terrain seems remarkably green compared to the frozen mountain landscape we were in only a few days ago. Trekking hours: 8.

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu (B)
Fly out in morning. Transfer to hotel for a hot shower (yes!), clean clothes, and a relaxed day spendeating, shopping, sleeping — whatever you please.

Day 17: Kathmandu (B)
Enjoy a sightseeing trip to the ancient city-states of Bhaktapur and Patan. Bhaktapur was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom. It is listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, wood, metal, and stone artwork. Patan is best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts.

Day 18: Kathmandu departure (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your home or next destination.
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B: Breakfast, L: lunch, D: Dinner, SD: Specialty Dinner.

Note: The itinerary is subject to change due to certain circumstances such as flight or train schedule, weather, and unforeseeable events.

High season prices:
Validity: Until 1st Oct 2014 – 31st Mar 2015

Months Price (2-5 Passengers) Price (6-9 Passengers)
Jan, Feb, Mar $2,690 $2,595
Apr, May $2,690 $2,595
Sep, Oct $2,690 $2,595
Nov, Dec $2,690 $2,595

Single Supplement: $790

Prices Include:
• All entrance fees
• Food and lodging costs on the trek, twin sharing basis
• Flight cost Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu, domestic airport taxes
• Guide, Porters
• National Park fee, Trek permit fee
• Airport transfer
• Guide and porters Insurance cost

Prices Exclude:
• Personal equipments, Personal drinks
• Emergency rescue flight cost
• Travel insurance
• Tips for staff

This memorable journey to Everest Base Camp start by taking a Trans Himalayan flight to mountain air strip Lukla and takes you towards the base camp passing through famous Sherpa villages along with Phakding and gateway to Mt. Everest – Namche.

Travelers who have good health, strong physical fitness and have enough experiences over trekking in Himalayas can sign up for this Everest Base Camp Trek. We ensure you a proper acclimatization en route and take you up to Mt. Everest base camp smoothly.

Note: Because of bad weather we could face problem of domestic flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more. Very rarely, but it could happen even in best trekking season. You also need to prepare very well with your backpack, gear, and equipment.

The hotels will be determined after booking. Usually 3 and 4 star hotels. Guest lodges on the way.