Everest Base Camp Group Trek from Manthali, 13 Days | Join a Group 2024
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Everest Base Camp Group Trek from Manthali, 13 Days | Join a Group 2024

Days: 13 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Min Group Size: 4 / Max Group Size: 14

Everest Base Camp Group Trek is an incredible experience introducing you to an amazing view of the highest mountain in the Himalaya, where being able to stand on the top of the world has for centuries been one of man's most daring challenges. Mt. Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have devised this two week trek to Everest Base Camp which runs directly to and from Lukla. Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking, a very well known mountain trek, starts at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time. From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyangboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world. We then descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier, first to Lobuche, a vantage point for some spectacular views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks and then hike to Gorak Shep for a breather. We also have the opportunity to ascend Kala Pathar from where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there. You soon realize it was absolutely worth it. This also includes fantastic views of the south west face of the colossal Mt. Everest. We then trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally making our way back down to Lukla. The definitive Himalayan trek, flying into Lukla and climbing to the foot of Mt. Everest, through breathless mountain landscapes. Your destination is either Everest Base Camp or the stunning view point at Kala Pathar. There is a powerful mystique surrounding the trek to the foot of Mt. Everest. By following this route, you will be following in the footsteps of great mountaineers. As you climb through the foothills of the world’s highest mountain, the terrain soars on all sides like jagged shards of glass. The trails are steep and the altitude hangs on your muscles like a diving belt, but the sense of achievement at the end of the trek is quite profound. However, this is not a mountaineering expedition or a wilderness survival experience. You should also be aware that views of Mt. Everest are not guaranteed. Although you stand a good chance of a clear view in the morning, many trekkers climb up to the summit of Kala Pathar, only to find that the peaks have vanished into a swirling mass of vapour. You will have more fun if you set aside any preconceptions about what to expect from this trek and allow the journey to be the destination.

Which one is better: private trip or group trip/Fixed departure?
Private trips can be more attractive for people who like to travel with minimum people. These trips are equipped with personal guide and porter for your trip which can be a bit expensive. But they guarantee great trekking experience since you can customize the trips as per your preference.

However, a group trip with fixed departure is more advisable when you are trekking to higher altitudes. It is also better to have company when you undertake strenuous treks. Also, traveling in a group can make the trip less expensive and more enjoyable.

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 (April 1, to May 31, 2024) and Autumn (October 1, to November 30, 2024).

Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Everest Region
Type of Trek
Group or Private Trip
13 Days
Highest Elevation
5,550 m (18,209 ft)
Full board during the trek
Lodge/Guest-house during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov)
Transportation by
Domestic flight and public transport

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Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Manthali (475m/5 hours) by public bus
After breakfast in the hotel, we will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to public bus station in Koteshwor from where public buses leave for Manthali in Ramechhap which takes about 5 hours. Bus will stop for the lunch on the way. This is countryside drive where you will enjoy with hills and terraced fields during the drive. In Manthali, you can walk around the city and market. Overnight at a hotel/guesthouse/lodge in Manthali.

Day 2: Fly from Manthali to Lukla (2840 m/9318 ft, 20 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2610 m/8563 ft, 7.4 km/4.6 mi, 3-4 hours)
Early in the morning, depending on our flight ticket time, we fly from Manthali to Lukla which takes 20 minutes. We will have tea break and then continue our journey passing many Buddhist monuments during the trail and finally we reach in Phakding which takes about 3 hours. We will have lunch there. Overnight at a Lodge in Phakding.

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11286 ft, 10 km/6.2 mi, 5-6 hours)
In the morning after breakfast; we start from hotel and we reach in Monjo after 3 hours walk passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and we should entry our permit and will have lunch in Jorsalle. Then we start to climb steep up slowly passing high suspension bridge till Namche Bazar which takes about 2 and half hour. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Hotel Everest View (3880 m/12730 ft, 3.8 km/2.4 mi, 4 hours)
In this day, we will hike to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains. It takes 2 hours to reach in there and after 1 hour enjoy with the mountains then we climb down to Khumjung village for the visit ancient monastery and Khumjung Hillary School. It takes about 1 hour. We can see Skull of Yeti inside the Monastery. This is the biggest Sherpa village in Khumbu region. Again we continue our trek to Khunde village which takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch there and visit the old monastery and back to hotel in Namche via Syangboche village. It takes about 1 and half hour. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m/12664 ft, 9.4 km/5.8 mi, 4-5 hours)
In the morning, we start our trek like as before days and the trail continues to straight until reaching Kyanjuma village and takes about 1 & half hour walk and then the trail climbs down to the Dudh Kosi River and cross by suspension bridge. We can see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheel. Then we will have lunch in Phungi Thangna. The steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village. We can visit ancient Buddhist Monastery in evening time to take a meditation with many monks and nuns. The views of the mountains are spectacular in the morning and evening. Overnight at a Lodge in Tengboche.

Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m/14469 ft, 10 km/6.2 mi, 5-6 hours)
Today, our trail continues through the Rhododendrons forests until reaching the suspension bridge near the Pangboche village which takes about 2 hours. Then we cross the bridge and we climb up gently steep trail until reaching the Pangboche village. The trail continues a little steeper up till to reach Pangboche monastery. We can visit the monastery and continue our trek till Somare village, it takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch break there. After lunch the trail continues in the isolated pastures and fields till Orsho, left trail goes to Pheriche and right trail continues to Dingboche. Then we continue our trek to following the upstream of Imja Khola. Finally we arrive in Dingboche which takes about 2 hours. Now we have a good view of Amadablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Tawache, Tsolache, Lobuche and other peaks. Overnight at a Lodge in Dingboche.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nakarjung Hermitage (5070 m/16634 ft, 4-5 hours)
To adjust with the thinning air, we take a short hike to Nakarjung Hermitage from where we can get the mesmerizing panoramic view of mountains such as Ama Dablam and other snowy peaks and the valley of Dingboche and Pheriche. We hike back to Dingboche for an overnight stay. Overnight at Lodge in Dingboche.

Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910 m/16109 ft, 7.8 km/4.8 mi, 5-6 hours)
In the morning, after breakfast, the short climb brings us to the ridge above Dingboche and past the small Chhorten and descends to the broad terrace above the Khumbu Khola valley. We continue our trail passing the terrace until reaching Thukla which takes about 2 and half hour. We can see a short glimpse of the majestic peak of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, Cholatse, Tawache, Amadablam and other small peaks. We will have lunch break there before climb the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends until reaching at the top of the ridge, is an array of cairn memorials and large heaps of stones with prayer flags, remembering mountaineers who perished on missions to climb Everest. We have a dramatic mountain views like Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Lobuche, Tawache and Amadablam etc. then your trail continues until reaching Lobuche which takes about 2 and half hour. In the evening time we go to look Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at a Lodge in Lobuche.

Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak-Shep (5140 m/16864 ft, 4.4 km/2.7 mi, 3-4 hours) and Exploring the Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17598 ft/6.6 km/4.1 mi, 4 hours)
In the morning after breakfast, we continue our trek in the left bank of Khumbu glacier and steep climb up till Changri glacier, and then short descend to reach Gorak shep. It takes about 2 and half hour. We will have lunch break there. After lunch, we can enjoy great view of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Nuptse. Today’s afternoon journey is a round trip to Mount Everest Base Camp. First we pass by the glacier lake. Then, we go through the side of moraine and go down to the central part of Khumbhu glacier. We follow the small ups and downs through the glacier until reaching Everest Base Camp which looks desolate surrounding ice, snow and rock faces. We can see from here South Col and the icefalls of the Western Cwn as well as Pumori. Then, we return back to our Lodge which takes about 6 hours for round trip. Overnight at a Lodge in Gorak-Shep. 

Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5550 m/18209 ft, 1.9 km/1.2 mi) and trek from Gorak-Shep to Pheriche (4240 m/13911 ft, 11 km/6.8 mi, 4-5 hours)
Early in the morning, we will hike to Kala Patthar 5550m. The trail steeply ascends until reaching Kala Patthar view point which takes about 2 hours. Kala Patthar means Black rocks. Now we have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, Changtse (Chinese mountain), Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche peak and other peaks all around. There is also unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset. Then we climb down till our hotel and it takes about 1 hour. We will have our breakfast. After breakfast we continue our trek passing the Changri glacier until reaching Lobuche which takes about 2 hour. Then we continue again until reaching Thukla which takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch there. After lunch, the trail continues gently descent till reaching Pheriche. It takes about 2 hour. Overnight at a Lodge in Pheriche.

Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazzar (3440 m/11286 ft, 19.2 km/11.9 mi, 7-8 hours)
This day after breakfast, firstly our trail continues passing the pastures land and cross a small stream, then gradually descends to Pangboche Village and cross by an Iron bridge. We keep walking through the Rhododendron forested area until reaching Debuche. Then a short steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village and it takes 4 hours. We will have lunch there. After lunch, we leave the village and descend gentle slopes. Then, the trail becomes a steep descents through the forest until reaching the Dudh Kosi River and cross by a bridge. It takes about 1 and half hours. After crossing the bridge, we keep ascending through a forest and arrive in the village name is called Kyangjuma. Now we walk the level trail the mountain flank until reaching the large settlement of Namche Bazzar which takes about 2 hours. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazzar.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840 m/9318 ft, 18 km/11.2 mi, 6-7 hours)
In the morning, we leave the Namche Bazar and trail descents through pine trees and cross the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Then our trail continues River side and we arrive in Jorsalle and it takes about 2 and half hours. We continue again our trek until reaching Phakding with crossing several bridges about 1 and half hours walk. We will have our lunch there. After lunch our trail continues until reaching Lukla with passing up and down which takes about 2 hours. Overnight at a Lodge in Lukla.

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Manthali Airport 20 minutes flight and drive to Kathmandu by public bus (1338 m/4390 ft, 5 hours) 
Early in the morning, we fly back to Manthali Airport in Ramechhap which takes approximately 20 minutes. Then we catch public bus and drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 5 hours and transfer to your own booking hotel in Kathmandu. Our service ends here.

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 (April 1, to May 31, 2024) and Autumn (October 1, to November 30, 2024).

All-inclusive Group Joining Trip Price: USD 1210 Per Person 
Single Supplement: USD 95 Per Person (For those who want to have single room throughout the trip)

Note: If all group members would prefer to hire a private transportation (HIACE) from Kathmandu-Manthali-Kathmandu, additional cost would be USD 75 Per Person. 

Please choose your best suited date and join with us on Mount Everest Base Camp Group Trek in 2024/2025.

Customize Your Trek as a Private trip: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.
Price starts from/Adult Status *
USD 1,210
EUR 1.128
SFr 1.119
GBP 944
AUD 1.803
CAD 1.609
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Group Trek Package Cost includes:
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* 12 nights twin bed sharing room accommodation in tea-houses/lodges/guest-houses during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people and carry 25kg), their food, accommodation, salary, equipment and their insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 30-40 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, LifeStraw Water Filter for drinking water and trekking map.
* Round trip flight ticket from Manthali-Lukla-Manthali and airport tax.
* Sagarmatha National Park permits and other necessary permits.
* All the ground transportation by public bus.
* First Aid Medical kit box.
* Government taxes.
* Office Service charge.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
* International Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee. 
* Private Transportation.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, Internet, battery charging and hot shower.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Horse renting and additional porters used due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                          Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Everest Base Camp Group Trek from Manthali, 13 Days | Join a Group 2024


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