Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m
Pick up at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private vehicle
Today, you will go on the full day guided sightseeing tour. You will head towards the Boudhanath Stupa, which is the largest Stupa of South Asia. You will then visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus, Pashupatinath Temple. From here, you will move towards the Swayambhunath Stupa, which is also popularly known as Monkey Temple. All of these monuments are the part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m/45 minutes and trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours
Relishing the spectacular panorama of the Himalayas throughout our 45-minute flight to Lukla, we head on to our journey in the Himalayas. Upon landing in Lukla, we start our trek immediately after meeting with our guide and porters. We pass many small villages and ancient monasteries to reach Phakding. Overnight at a lodge in Phakding.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours
We leave Phakding for Namche Bazaar. Trekking along Dudh Koshi River, we pass lush Himalayan forests of rhododendron, pine, and juniper, and enter Sagarmatha National Park. Our guide will take care of every permit required to enter the park. After entering the park, we cross a couple of suspension bridges on our way to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar hosts a stunning view of Everest (8848.86m), Lhotse (8516m), and Thamserku (6623m). Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day - hike to Hotel Everest View 3880m
To acclimatize with high altitude, we take a day off from trekking. Instead, we explore the town of Namche Bazaar. We visit the Sherpa Museum and try to understand the Sherpa culture. We then hike up to the hotel operating at the highest altitude in the world, Hotel Everest View (3880m). We relish the jaw-dropping view of the Himalayas from the hotel’s premises. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours
Trekking along Dudh Koshi River, we reach beautiful village of Kyanjuma. We continue our trek with the alluring view of the Himalayas in the background. We then cross a bridge over Dudh Koshi River to reach Phunke Tenga. From Phunke Tenga, we trek for a couple of hours till we reach Tengboche (3860m). We explore Tengboche Monastery which holds high significance to the Sherpas of the region and hosts a beautiful view of Everest (8848.86m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Thamserku (6623m). Overnight at a lodge in Tengboche.
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m/5-6 hours
Today, we trek through lush Himalayan forests of rhododendron and then cross a suspension bridge to reach Pangboche. We explore Pangboche monastery and continue our trek. Trekking through rough rocky ridges, we make our way to Somare village. We then trek along Imja Khola to finally reach Dingboche, which hosts an outstanding panorama of Everest (8848.86m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Island Peak (6189m), Taboche (6542m), Lobuche (6119m), and other Himalayas of Khumbu region. Overnight at a lodge in Dingboche.
Day 8: Acclimatization day - hike to Chhukhung-Ri 5550m (7 hours side trip)
We use this day to acclimatize ourselves to high altitude. However, we can go for a hike to Chhukhung-Ri. Hiking up on a rocky terrain, we walk for a couple of hours to reach a small village of Chhukhung. We then hike for another couple of hours to reach Chhukhung-Ri. The view of Lhotse, Makalu, Taboche, and Island peak is simply breathtaking from this viewpoint. We return to Dingboche. Overnight at a lodge in Dingboche.
Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m/5-6 hours
Climbing through rocky ridges, we leave Dingboche. We trek along Khumbu Khola and pass small Mani walls and Chortens before we reach Thukla, which hosts superb view of Lobuche, Pumori, Cholatse, Taboche, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and the other Himalayas. From Thukla, we trek for a couple of hours before climbing on the steep moraines of Khumbu glacier to reach Lobuche. Overnight at a lodge in Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140m/3 hours and Exploring the Everest Base Camp 5364m
Trekking along the bank of Khumbu glacier, we walk for few hours through rough ridges till we reach Gorakshep and then continue trek to Everest Base Camp. We explore the base camp filled with ice and snow. Standing at the foot of Mt Everest, we get an amazing view of Pumori (7161m), Lingtren (6714m), Khumbutse (6636m), Nuptse (7861m), Lobuche (6119m), Taboche (6542m), and the other Himalayas. After exploring the base camp, we trek downhill to Gorakshep steadily. Overnight at a lodge in Gorakshep.
Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar 5550m and trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche 4240m/5-6 hours
We take an early morning hike to Kala Patthar to watch the stunning sunrise. Kala Patthar is the best viewpoint to relish the beauty of Mt. Everest along with Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Khumbutse, Nuptse, Lingtren, Pumori, Thamserku, Lobuche peak, and the other Himalayas. After our short hike to Kala Patthar, we trek downhill and come across Changri glacier. We continue our trek through Lobuche and Thukla till we reach Pheriche. Overnight at a lodge in Pheriche.
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Phortse 3810m/5-6 hours
Crossing small water streams over wooden bridges, we continue our downhill trek to Phortse. On our way, we reach Pangboche village which leads us to Imja Khola Valley. We trek along Imja Khola for few hours to reach Phortse. We explore Phortse Gompa built in 1996. Overnight at a lodge in Phortse.
Day 13: Trek from Phortse to Namche Bazaar 3440m/4-5 hours
Descending through dense pine and juniper forests, we cross a bridge over Dudh Koshi River to reach Phortse Thenga. We pass small village of Kyangjuma on our way to Namche Bazaar. After 5 hours of trek, we reach Namche Bazaar where we will be spending our night. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours
On the last day of our trek, we trek along Dudh Koshi River and cross a suspension bridge over it to reach Jorsalle. From Jorsalle, we trek back to Lukla via Phakding. We pay our gratitude to the Sherpas and porters who helped us throughout the journey. Overnight at a lodge in Lukla.
Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 45 minutes
We take a early morning flight to the capital in Kathmandu. We relish the scenic beauty of the Himalayas throughout the flight. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square by private vehicle
Today you will be visiting the ancient durbar squares of Bhaktapur and Patan. These world heritage sites consist of several Hindu temples, museums, and excellent examples of the ancient craftsmanship which you can observe on the wooden structures. After a full day of sightseeing tour, our company van will take you back to the hotel for your overnight stay. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final Departure from Kathmandu
We’ll drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled departure and bid you farewell.
Important Notice for domestic flight to and from Lukla
Due to avoid air traffic congestion at Kathmandu Airport and for smooth flights operation, the Lukla flights shall be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport effective from Spring (March 16, to May 31, 2023) and Autumn (September 1, to November 30, 2023).
In this matter, you need 1 buffer day to manage all transfer to and from Manthali Airport (OR we adjust the program on Day 2 that you will do the guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and later in the afternoon, transfer to Mulkot). We would like to suggest you for driving to Mulkot which is 3 hours driving away from Kathmandu and spend a night there at a hotel, then next morning an hour of driving brings you at Manthali Airport to catch the flights to Lukla. On return, you can fly to Manthali Airport and same day drive back to Kathmandu.
Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Tour)
All inclusive Trek Price for individual/solo trekker; USD 2330
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 1955 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 1895 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 1765 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 5-8 trekkers basis; USD 1620 per person
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