Namche Bazar

A classic and affordable tour to Mt. Everest.

Everest Base Camp Trek - 17 Days

  • CNN International recommended Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal as one of the best top ten adventure trips in the world for 2011
  • The Everest Base Camp trek was ranked the world’s 10th best journey in 2003.
  • UK’s leading magazine The Observer, a sister publication of UK’s Guardian, published an article in its Sunday edition where “Everest Base Camp trek of Nepal” was listed in the 20 Journeys of a Lifetime.

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At the base of the Mount Everest on its southern side lies the Everest Base Camp scaled by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing  Norgey Sherpa in 1952!
The home of the amazing Sherpa people, Everest Base Camp trek is our most popular trek and has been the safest route since forever!

The base camp is situated in the Himalayas at a height of 5365 meters. There are no rocky ridges to traverse, no scrambling or technical climbing but just a good well-graded path accessible to all keen hikers and trekkers which leads all the way to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt.Everest in the Himalaya. Nevertheless, one aspect that should not be underestimated is that your efforts to experience the Mt.Everest trail and its remarkable culture, history and scenery will take place at high altitude. The key to trekking to Everest Base Camp is being careful while pacing and giving yourself plenty of time to accommodate.

With more than a decade of experience of organizing treks to the Himalayas, you can be certain that trips offered by Earthbound Expeditions Nepal intended for Everest Base Camp allow you the optimum time to adapt to the mountains.

  • If by any odds, you are not able to make it to Mt.Everest, you can opt to trek simply up to Kalapathar viewpoint which offers you with a magnificent close up view of Mt.Everest.
  • Everest Base Camp trek can also be coupled with Island Peak Expedition which can be further combined with Gokyo Chola Pass.

Trip Profile

17 days Amazing walking holidays, Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal.
4 days in Kathmandu, we will do one day sightseeing of world heritage sights
12 days lodge to lodge Everest base camp trek, up to the world renowned stunning mountain view point Kalapatthar (5500 m)
This Everest base camp trekking involves walking of at least 5 or 6 to 8 hours per day and covers an altitude ranging from MIN 1300 m. to MAX 5500 mtr. The local flights is fixed wing aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

To avoid risk of missing international flights, it is always recommended to have 2 or 3 days extra at the end of the trip to fly international, because Lukla airport is sensitive to fly and the chance of delay or cancel of the flight is always there.
If, in case, you gain those days, then you can spent extra days to go to Chitwan national park, white water rafting or Pokhara valley tour or do Yoga, message etc at the end of the trip.
If the flight is cancelled more then 3 days to Lukla we may change the itinerary for the betterment of the trip.

About Luggage:
Please also be informed that as per the notice received on 17th March 2013, the STOL aircraft’s are allowed only to carry 15 kg baggage including hand baggage with immediate effect. So, all passengers are advised to strictly follow the rules and regulation maintained by airlines.
The extra Luggage charge per KG will be Rs. 110 or USD 1.3 extra one way. Means if you want to carry 10 KG extra luggage you need to pay USD 13 extra one way.

Trip Details & Facts

On our way to Everest Base Camp we will

  • Walk amongst the highest mountains in the world.
  • Will have time to be accustomed to the environment and get ample rest during the trek.
  • Enjoy full meals in family run lodges in the Khumbu Region.

 Some FACTS about Everest Base camp trekking in Nepal

  • Seasons Recommended: You can trek to the Himalayas, all through the year however June and August is not recommended.
  • Approach: Guided trip, Tea House Trekking
  • Status: Difficult
  • Local flights are available from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.


The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal – 1300 meters
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley – Sightseeing - B
  • Day 03 : Kathmandu to Lukla – 2880 meters and Phakding -2740 meters - B
  • Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar -3445 meters
  • Day 05 : Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
  • Day 06 : Tyangboche - 3,800meters
  • Day 07 : DINGBOCHE - 4,300meters
  • Day 08 : DINGBOCHE - 4,300meters Acclimatization Day
  • Day 09 : Lobuche - 4,900meters
  • Day 10 : Lobuje – Everest Base Camp - 5365 m and Gorak Shep - 5160 m
  • Day 11 : Kala Pathar - 5550 m and Pheriche - 4270 m
  • Day 12 : Pheriche to Khumjung - 3800meters
  • Day 13 : Monjo - 2500meters
  • Day 14 : LUKLA - 2,800meters
  • Day 15 : Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Day 16 : Day in Kathmandu - B/D
  • Day 17 : Departure to the airport - B

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  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal – 1300 meters

    You will be received and assisted by Earthbound Expeditions Nepal representatives and checked into a (3) three starred hotel for accommodation in Thamel which is a tourist hub of Kathmandu. You can settle down and travel around for the rest of the day.

  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley – Sightseeing - B

    We will take you for sightseeing the next day to tour the UNESCO World Heritage sights in Kathmandu. You will be spending the night at a hotel and a pre-trekking briefing will be conducted where you will also get introduced to your guides who will be assisting you throughout the trek. This meeting will, in addition, offer you an opportunity to ask any last minute questions that you may have.

  • Day 03 : Kathmandu to Lukla – 2880 meters and Phakding -2740 meters - B

    We will munch our breakfast early in the morning and depart for the airport where we will take a flight to Lukla operated by Twin Otter aircraft which is the most renowned mountain flight corporation in the world.

    On the flight we can enjoy the beauty of the rugged foothills
    to the snow capped Himalayan range. A lot of the world's highest mountains including Kanchenjunga -3rd, Lhotse- 4th and Makalu-5th can be seen every now and then on the flight.

    Once we are in Lukla, we pick up our porters weighed down by our bags and we ultimately start our journey on the trekking trails of the Everest. Initially we begin by descending to Phakding River and we stay for the day at this beautiful mountain juncture.

    Approximate Distance - 7 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 3 Hrs

  • Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar -3445 meters

    unpredictably, for some travelers, the trek to Phakding River proves to be stretched but the break allows them to rejuvenate for the trek to Namche Bazaar at sunset.

    At about half-way up the hill we get to witness the Everest for the first time! The cloud can often be seen stretching away from the incredible summit.

    If the weather is clear at the top of the South-West, the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge will also be visible.
    Namche Bazaar is prosperous and the biggest town in the Khumbu region. A market (bazaar) is held here every Saturday. The products on exhibit are comprised of meat, grains, vegetables, tennis shoes, trinkets, hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots.
    Namche Bazaar is encircled by some incredible mountains. i. e. Thamserku - 6648meters, Kwangde Ri – 6187 meters and Khumbila - 5707meters.

    Approximate Distance - 10 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 8 Hrs.

  • Day 05 : Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

    We will take this day off to allow ourselves to adjust to the complex atmosphere of the high mountains before heading for the higher altitudes. The reason for this familiarization is to "climb high and low trails" so as to set you up for the trek.

    The distance from Namche Bazaar to the airstrip at Syangboche is a stroll away; it is located right across the museum behind the police station. You can chill at Namche Bazaar and visit places but you should also try one of the freshly baked cinnamon rolls they sell at the lodges.

  • Day 06 : Tyangboche - 3,800meters

    From Namche we trek to Khumjung at the foot of the sacred Khumbila Peak - 5,761meters. Khumjung Gompa possesses what is said to be the skull of a yeti and it would be a rare phenomenon to witness!

    We eventually continue to pace to Phunki and Tyangboche monastery for one of the most magnificent views in the world; an awe inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants offered by Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kategna and Thamserku.

    Tyangboche has an active monastery where you can offer your prayers to the Gods and the nature.

    Approximate Distance - 10 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 8 hrs

  • Day 07 : DINGBOCHE - 4,300meters

    We cross the Imja Khola and continue through the terraced fields and rolling pastures where yaks graze towards Pangboche -3,860 meters. At this point, you might feel a tad drained because we enter the thin air region.

  • Day 08 : DINGBOCHE - 4,300meters Acclimatization Day

    Rather than just sitting around in the tents or the tea houses we encourage you to attempt one of the two hikes we recommend.
    The shorter option ascends the hill immediately behind Dingboche to descend steeply down to Periche. The Himalayan Rescue Association operates a medical post here and the western doctors conduct excellent seminars on Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) here on most afternoons.

    The longer option is to trek up Imja Tse valley towards the Island Peak. The views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu from here are outstanding. After a few hours the trekkers halt at Chhukung and after a while’s rest we return downhill to the valley.

  • Day 09 : Lobuche - 4,900meters

    The trail climbs through a grass carpeted valley to Khumbu Glacier and reaches Dughla - Lobuche.

    Approximate Distance - 9 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 7 Hrs

  • Day 10 : Lobuje – Everest Base Camp - 5365 m and Gorak Shep - 5160 m

    With an awe inspiring view of the Mt. Pumori - 7161 m early in the mornig, we start to trek this day to go to the dry and sandy area of Gorak Shep. On the way, the stunning view of the world's highest glacier - Khumbu galcier at elevation of 4900 m, make our high altitude walk a worthy one. Later, we go to the Everest Base Camp - 5365 m, after having the lunch at Gorak Shep. Although we do not see the Mt. Everest itself from the base camp, the point is our ultimate destination in this trek. We return back to Gorak Shep on the same day for the overnight's stay.

    Approximate Distance - 12 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 8 hrs

  • Day 11 : Kala Pathar - 5550 m and Pheriche - 4270 m

    While trekking through Gorak Shep towards Kala Pathar - 5550 m, the highest elevation we reach on this trek, early in the morning for a stunning sunrise and Everest view, behind it elevates the attractive 7161 m. peak of Pumori which dwarfs the summit of Kala Patthar. The route upwards is straightforward and takes the most trekkers between 90 minutes to 2 hours. Most of the peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and various other peaks can be seen from this point.

    Approximate Distance - 16 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 9 Hrs

  • Day 12 : Pheriche to Khumjung - 3800meters

    We walk back via Pheriche and Pangboche to Khumjung.

    Approximate Distance - 12 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 7 Hrs.

  • Day 13 : Monjo - 2500meters

    We continue our descend via Namche Bazaar to Monjo.

    Approximate Distance - 8 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 7 Hrs

  • Day 14 : LUKLA - 2,800meters

    We return to Lukla where we spend the night.

    Approximate Distance - 11 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

  • Day 15 : Lukla - Kathmandu

    Please note that flights from Lukla are sometimes delayed due to bad weather conditions such as fog-bound Kathmandu or stormy winds in Lukla. Be reassured that our staffs in Lukla and Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused and your patience is anticipated.

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be received by Earthbound Expeditions Nepal representatives and checked into hotel.

  • Day 16 : Day in Kathmandu - B/D

    This is your leisure day in Kathmandu. You can explore around Kathmandu and in the evening we will host you with a farewell dinner alongside a cultural show.

    As a leisure day today if you wish to do some activities, let us know. We have some day activities in and around Kathmandu which might be of your interest.

  • Day 17 : Departure to the airport - B

    This is a goodbye. We hope to see you time and again.
    Thank you for choosing Earthbound Expeditions Nepal as your travel guide. Have a safe flight.

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  • Patan Durbar Square before the quake
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What is included

  • Accommodation in a 3 Star hotels in the cities but for the duration of the trek only effortless lodges are available.
  • Ground transportation provided.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions Nepal, city tour guide will accompany you.
  • 4 breakfasts and 1 dinner will be provided throughout the trek.
  • Government trained guides and needed no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals will be provided.
  • Farewell dinner and along with one cultural show.
  • Sagarmatha National Park and TIMS permit will be provided.
  • Domestic Flights [Fixed wing aircraft] according to the Itinerary listed.
  • Car / Bus / Domestic Flights included.

What is not included

  • Meals during the trek and City.
  • International Flight tickets.
  • Monuments entrance fees.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, Water, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Airport tax.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our grasp.

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