Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

  • Day 01 Fly from kathmandu to Lukla 2,830 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.

    Morning depart from the hotel for a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport where a small aircraft take you to Lukla with short scenic flight of 35 minutes with wide range of mountain views including Mt. Everest, on reaching at Lukla the gateway to high Khumbu and Everest areas.

    In Lukla with time for rest and getting refreshed our walk starts passing shops and stores around Lukla markets and then downhill for a while with short ups and on gradual winding trail past Sherpa farm villages and around Buddhist monuments with views of Kusum Kanguru and Kwangde and finally reaching our overnight stop at Phakding village by the Dudh Kosi River.

  • Day 02 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.

    Our second day starts with an easy morning walk with few ups following Dudh Kosi River most of the way and crossing the same river several time to reach at Monjo a nice village with views of Thermasharkhu peak and Khumbi-la mountain (patron god of Khumbu Sherpa).

    From Monjo starts Sagarmatha National Park where trekking and park permits are checked here, after a brief moment continue walk crossing over Dudh Kosi to Jorsalle village for lunch, the last village till Namche is reached.

    From here walks leads on river bed for a while and then over a last bridge and into lovely alpine forested areas of rhododendron, pines and fir trees with views of Kwangde, Kusum kanguru, on a clear afternoon view of Mt. Everest and Lhotse can be seen as well.

    After few hours of uphill climb reaching at famous Namche Bazaar for overnight stop, here you can find wide facilities with excellent lodges, hotels, pubs, restaurants, fresh bakeries, cyber cafĂ©, health post, post office and banks. 

  • Day 03 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

    A necessary to have a rest day for acclimatization using two nights at this altitude, here at Namche one can take a short hike to the top of Namche hill with view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, Tharmarserku, Kwangde and Amadablam peaks, visit the museum with information of the Khumbu area, afternoon at leisure or walk around the bazaar with nice shops and stores, Namche is flooded with locals and trekkers on Saturday colorful market.  

  • Day 04 Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.

    From Namche on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, and then uphill through rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with views of snowcapped peaks.

    On reaching at Tengboche enjoy the magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam.

    Afternoon with time for tour of the monastery, which was burnt by accidental fire in 1991 at present back into normal form, where you can observe monks and priest on evening prayer. 

  • Day 05 Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.

    Morning downhill walk for few hours over Imjatse River, after the bridge walk on an open country where tree lines fades for few short juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. Last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk with climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located in Imjatse valley with panorama of mountains.

  • Day 06 Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.

    Another rest day for proper acclimatization, a short hike to Nakarjung hills for best views of Mt. Makalu and other adjoining. For energetic people can walk up to Chukung at 4,760 m high a small and last settlement within Imjatse valley offers incredible views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadablam.

  • Day 07 Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

    After a great pleasant time at Dingboche morning walk leads to a short steep climb for an hour or less commanding excellent views, and then on gentle trail to Thugla for lunch where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river, here trail from Pheriche joins after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, with stone memorials of unfortunate climbers died climbing on

    Mt. Everest, Lhotse or other high mountains. From here a nice pleasant walk brings to Lobuche for overnight stop.

  • Day 08 Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.

    Today reach the highlight of the adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk for few hours with short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching at Gorakshep, beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar.

    Walk continues towards Everest Base Camp, at base camp enjoy the view of notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after a grand time with experience of a lifetime adventure at base camp retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight halt.

  • Day 09 Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.

    Early morning hike on top Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of this adventure with marvelous views of mountains including Mt. Everest at mere distance, after a great scenic moment descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, then downhill to Pheriche around windy valley with nice scenic walk to reach at Pheriche for overnight stop.

    Pheriche with many good lodges and a health post of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) 

  • Day 10 Trek to Tengboche - 05 hrs.

    Return journey is much easier losing heights every hours, walking downhill with few short ups to Pangboche and then to the bridge with two 2 hours climb to Tengboche for overnight stop.

  • Day 11 Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.

    After a great time an easy descend to Imjatse River, and then with steep climb for an hour to Sanasa, from here on gradual path with short ups and downs to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop with rest of the afternoon free to enjoy time around Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 12 Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.

    Today a long day walks where you can enjoy our last day trekking of this great adventure to Lukla, as the trail leads downhill to Dudh Kosi River to reach at Monjo and Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here a pleasant walk to Phakding and then retrace the journey back to Lukla with a last climb.

    On reaching Lukla celebrate last night dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

  • Day 13 Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

    Morning as per your flight time for Kathmandu transfer to Lukla airport also named as Tenzing-Hillary airport (tribute to legendry climbers who conquered first on Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953). Soon on getting a boarding pass board on a small plane for sweeping scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On reaching at Kathmandu domestic airport transfer to your hotels with time in the afternoon for individual activities and shopping souvenirs includes farewell dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with folk cultural programs.