Horse Riding Trek to Everest Base Camp, 16 Days
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Horse Riding Trek to Everest Base Camp, 16 Days

Days: 16 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)

Horse Riding Trek to Everest Base Camp is a unique adventure in the lap of the Himalayas which allows the travelers to have a thrilling experience of riding a horse and trekking amid breathtaking panorama. Horseback Riding Trek to Everest Base Camp provides an extraordinary opportunity for those who want to explore the enticing Khumbu Region, but cannot trek for long days. The trek highlights the spectacular panorama of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8481m), Pumori (7161m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Khumbila (5761m), Nuptse (7861m) and others while riding on the back of the carrier of the Himalayas. 

Horse Riding Trek to Everest Base Camp allows the travelers to have a chance to relish the stunning view of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar viewpoint (5643m). Khumbu Glacier is another highlight of this trek. The journey starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla that features the jaw-dropping view of the Himalayas throughout the flight. The travelers will also explore the Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to numerous floras and faunas. Horseback Riding Trek to Everest Base Camp also allows the trekkers to learn about Sherpa lifestyle in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The travelers will be riding their horses alongside the beautiful Dudh Koshi River and ride towards the famous town of Namche Bazaar. Horseback Riding Trek to Everest Base Camp also features a hike to Hotel Everest View (hotel operating in the highest altitude).  The travelers will come across many Buddhist monasteries (Gumbas), stupas, many Sherpa villages, and magnificent landscape throughout the trek. Riding a horse towards Everest Base Camp will definitely be a way to spend the holidays in style.

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition makes sure that your stay in Nepal is memorable. We hire well-trained horse man who will walk alongside you throughout your horse ride trek. Also, we accommodate you at the best place of the location during the trek and you have a best chance to taste of local foods.

Highlights of the Trip:  

  • Guided sightseeing tour in World heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley, 
  • The definitive Himalayan trek to the foot of Mt. Everest through breathless high alpine landscapes, 
  • Spectacular touching the tops of some of the most famous mountains in the Himalaya, 
  • Homeland of Sherpa people and their pictureaque villages along the trail, visiting an ancient Buddhist Monasteries where you can see the Yeti Skull in Khumjung, 
  • Mirror the towering landscape all around, stunning view point at Kalapattar, 
  • Following in the footsteps of great mountaineers, smooth walking up and down through the dense Rhododendron and Pine forest, 
  • Scenic and outstanding mountain flight in and out of Lukla, 
  • Detouring off the main trail and exploring the excellent excursions from Chhukung Ri, 
  • Well-maintained trails and confortable lodges, but the trekking routes here start higher and stay higher.

Booking open now: Join with Us on a Horse Riding Trek to Everest Base Camp in 2018/2019

Fact of the Horse Riding Trek to EBC

Trek Region
Everest Region
Type of Trek
Trekking, Riding and Hiking
16 Days
Highest Elevation
Full board during the trek
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu & lodges during the trek
Best Season
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) & Spring (March-April-May) 
Transportation by
Domestic Flight & Private Vehicle

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
We pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel. 

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m and ride & trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours riding
Early morning, we transfer you to domestic airport and we relish the stunning view of Himalayas throughout our flight before landing in Lukla Airport. Upon landing in Lukla, you meet with our guide, porter, horse man and horse. We ride on our horses’ back and pass the beautiful village of Cheplung. We can enjoy the alluring view of Mt. Karyolung (6511m) on our way to Phakding. Overnight at a lodge in Phakding.

Day 3: Ride and trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours riding,
We ride our horses along Dudh Koshi River and enter Sagarmatha National Park via Monjo village. Riding through beautiful lush forests of rhododendron, we reach the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar after 6 hours. The vibrant town welcomes you with ever bustling Sherpa settlements, restaurants, and pubs. Overnight at a lodge in Namche.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day
To acclimatize at high altitude, we spend our day in Namche Bazaar. We explore the town and learn about the Sherpa culture by visiting the town. Later, we can hike up to the hotel operated at the highest altitude, Hotel Everest View (3962m), which hosts a magnificent view of Mt. Everest (8848m) and other snowy peaks. Overnight at a lodge in Namche.

Day 5: Ride and trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours riding,
Riding along Dudh Koshi River with a beautiful view of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and the other Himalayas in the background, we pass several small Himalayan villages to reach Tengboche. We take a short tour of the ancient Tengboche Monastery which hosts an outstanding view of the mountains. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 6: Ride and trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m/5-6 hours riding
We cross a couple of suspension bridges over Imja Khola and ride through dense rhododendron and pine forests on our way to Dingboche. We also come across beautiful waterfalls, free-flowing water streams, and small Himalayan villages before reaching Dingboche. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 7: Acclimatization day, ride and hike to Chhukhung (5 hours riding side trip)
We take a day off to acclimatize ourselves at high altitude. However, we can hike or ride up to Chhukhung which hosts mesmerizing view of Ama Dablam (6856m), Taboche (6542m), Island Peak (6189m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Lobuche (6145m) and other peaks. We then return back to Dingboche. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 8: Ride and trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m/5-6 hours riding
Riding along gentle trails, we come across moraines of the beautiful Khumbu Glacier. We then pass few Chortens, ridges covered with Buddhist prayer flags, and monasteries before finally reaching Lobuche. We may encounter some problems due to altitude. From Lobuche, we relish superb panorama of Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m), Khumbutse (6636m), Lingtren (6749m), Lobuche (6145m), Taboche (6542m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and the other Himalayas. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 9: Ride and trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140m/3-4 hours riding,
Riding our horses along the bank of Khumbu glacier, we have to ride on a steep climb uphill, till we reach Changri Glacier. From Changri Glacier, we ride downhill till we reach Gorakshep. Overnight at a lodge in Gorak Shep.

Day 10: Exploring the Everest Base Camp 5364m/4-5 hours riding
Today, we ride our horses to the Everest Base Camp which is the nearest of Mt. Everest (8848m) that a person without mountaineering gears can go to. The view of the Himalayas from the base camp is truly amazing. We get to enjoy the beauty of Khumbu Icefall with the alluring panorama of Everest and the other Himalayas. After spending a short time at the camp, we return to Gorakshep following the same steep and icy trail on the way back. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar  and ride & trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche 4240m/4-5 hours riding
We head on an early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5555m) for the sunrise view over the Himalayas. Kala Patthar is the best viewpoint to relish the beauty of Mt. Everest (8848m) alongside Lhotse (8516m), Pumori (7161m), Nuptse (7861m), and many other Himalayas. The view looks even more enchanting during the sunrise. We then back to Gorakshep. We ride our horses on the way back downhill passing small villages of Lobuche and Thukla till we reach Pheriche. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 12: Ride and trek from Pheriche to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours riding
Riding downhill, we use the same route back to Tengboche. We ride along pasture lands and cross a couple of bridges to reach Pangboche. We then ride through dense forests of rhododendron to finally reach Tengboche. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 13: Ride and trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar 3440m/4-5 hours riding
Like before, we use the same route back to Namche Bazaar. We pass a couple of dense forests of rhododendron, pine, and juniper, and enter the small village of Kyangjuma. From Kyangjuma, we ride for a couple of hours and reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 14: Ride and trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours riding
On the last day of our horse ride, we ride along Dudh Koshi River to reach Jorsalle. We then pass a couple of lush Himalayan forests till we reach Phakding. From Phakding, we ride our horses for another couple of hours and reach Lukla. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
We take an early morning flight to the capital city of Kathmandu with the scenic beauty of the Himalayas throughout the flight. You will have leisure time for relaxing in hotel or shopping. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast in hotel, we drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport to connect you with your flight to home or other destination.

Booking open now: Join with Us on a Horse Riding Trek to Everest Base Camp in 2018/2019              

Customize Your Trek: 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

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Trekking & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.

Price Adult Status *
USD 2,755
EUR 2.595
SFr 2.763
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van / Bus.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 3* hotel in Kathmandu as per above program.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* All teahouse accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, equipment and their insurance.
* Round Trip flight to & from Lukla & Domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla.
* Sagarmatha National Park permits and other necessary permits.
* 1 horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance. 
* All the transportation by private car/van.
* First Aid Medical kit box.
* Government taxes.
* Office Service charge.

Our Trek Package doesn't Include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks like Coke laundry, phone call, internet.
* Trekking Equipment (down sleeping bag and down jackets are available to hire or buy in Kathmandu).
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Addtional porters used during the trek.
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, 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.

Horse Riding Trek to Everest Base Camp, 16 Days


Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH, Switzerland
Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

Ganeshtan-6, Pharping Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone +977 4710390
Cell +977 9803200543 Stephan
Cell +977 9849193453 Ashta

EBC Lodge Family Trek and Kathmandu Tour 21 Days, 15 Sep to 05 Oct 2013

Hallo Stephan! Nochmals wollte ich Dir für den schönen Nachmittag, den 
wir bei Dir verbracht haben, danken. Wir sind nun wieder in Wien in 
unseren Alltag eingebunden, aber selten habe ich von einer Reise so lang 
und intensiv gezehrt wie von dieser. Hoffentlich können wir einmal 
wieder nach Nepal zurückkommen! Vielen Dank auch für die wirklich tolle 
Organisation und Euer aller Engagement, wir haben uns wirklich bestens 
betreut gefühlt von einem super Team! Ich hoffe, auch Ihr hattet einen 
schönen Urlaub in Thailand. Habt Ihr ein Tigerbaby mitgenommen? Liebe 
Grüße auch an Deine Töchter und an Pasang! Marian sucht noch die 
Unterlagen für Studium in Wien, er wird sie senden, sobald er sie 
gefunden hat. Liebe Grüße aus Wien von Marian und Heidi
1 Adult and 1 Child (2pax)

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