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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Duration: 13 nights and 14 days.
Destination: Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park.
Trek start/end: At Lukla Airport.
Grade: Challenging of high altitude.
Trek style: Lodge trek.
Trek season: Middle of September to middle of June.
Highest elevation: Kala Pattar 5545m.
Ethnic group: Majority of the Sherpa community.
Villages: Namche, Thame, Khumjung, Phortse, and Pangboche.
Monasteries: Pema Chholing, Khumjung, Tengboche, and Pangboche monastery.
Culture: Sherpa culture.
View points: Nangker Tshang 5000m, Chhukung Ri 5550m, and Kala Pattar 5545m.
Himalayan Scenery : Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde, Tabuche, Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Island Peak, Peak 38, Ambigachen, Puma Ri, Khumbutse, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.
Lakes: Cho La Tsho 4590m and Imja Tsho 5010m.

The ‘Everest Base Camp Trek’ is a famous hiking journey in the Himalayas of Nepal. Mt. Everest (8848m) is situated in the Sagarmatha National Park (Natural World Heritage Site). The Everest region is locally known as Khumbu where we experience the rich culture of the Sherpa people and the most iconic mountain views in the world.

The journey begins with the flight to Lukla (Tenzin – Hillary Airport) at elevation 2840m after you spent a day discovering the historic treasures of Kathmandu and trek preparation. Hiking trails are lined with Mani-stones (carving with Buddhist prayers), prayer flags (five different colors), Stupas, and ancient monasteries en route to Everest Base Camp.

We take you to the Sherpa villages and explain their unique culture and festivals such as Mani Rimdum and Dumje etc. Sherpa has a tale of a Yeti.

We follow safe acclimatization rules and also carefully design trek schedules for acclimatization at the high altitude that helps you successfully achieve a trip of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp (EBC) at 5364m. We include ascents to the best viewpoints such as Kala Pattar (5545m) to see close-up views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, South Col, Nuptse, Puma Ri, Khumbutse, Khumbu Icefalls, and Khumbu glacier, etc.

We stop at the lodge which has a room with twin beds, a sleeping pad, and pillows. There have to share toilets and washing facilities with teahouse guests. A warm enough sleeping bag is highly recommended for taking with you.

Day to day itinerary:

We manage International Airport picks up. Please check the cardboard of High Camp Trekking upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Our company representative helps you transfer to the Hotel. We give a briefing about things to do in Kathmandu.

All includes: Airport picks up, bed and breakfast.
We talk about day by day trek schedule, packing equipment list, and obtaining a hiking pass today. We take to you on a tour of the world heritage cultural site Sawayambunath (monkey temple) in the afternoon.

All includes: Bed and breakfast.
After breakfast, we go to the domestic terminal and fly to Lukla takes about half an hour. We see panoramic views of the Himalayas from the left window of the Airplane. After landing at Lukla Airport, we take you to the hotel for tea/coffee and introduction to porters who carry your trekking equipment while on the trek. The walk begins from Lukla with views of Mt. Number Himal (6959m) and Kongde Peak (6186m). Leaving Lukla, we go downhill to the village of Chaurikharka through the Rhododendrons forest. We follow the path lined with Mani Mantra walls, Stupas and prayers wheels, and flags to reach Phakding. We visit Pema Chholing monastery in the afternoon and back to the lodge at Phakding where we spend a night.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
We are leaving Phakding after breakfast and follow the Dhudha Koshi valley northwards to reach Manju where check hiking passes. From here, we go downhill through the Rhododendrons forest and cross the bridge to reach Jhorsale where we take lunch. We prepare plenty of water for the next step uphill to Namche through pine and Rhododendron forest. We see Mt. Thamserku, Kusum Kang, and the first glimpse of Everest en route. Namche is the main trade center of the Khumbu region and has a weekly local market every Saturday selling fresh foodstuffs brought up from the lower villages. We sleep two nights in Namche.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
After breakfast, we get up to Everest View Hotel which has excellent scenery of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, etc. We enjoy the views of Everest with a cup of tea on the terrace of the Hotel. Then, we visit Khumjung village which has Khumjung School (Hillary school), the longest mani mantra wall, and an ancient monastery with a skull on display, a tale of the Yeti. We also visit Khunde village and descend to Namche bypassing Syangbochen Airport. We are hanging around Namche which has trekking gears shops, bakeries, and coffee shops in the afternoon. We spend a second night in Namche for safe acclimation before we are heading to higher up.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
We are leaving Namche after breakfast. Today, we are heading to Tengboche. The path is easy to Kyangjuma through the Stupa as a memorial of Tenzin Norgay which has fabulous views of Khumbu valley, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. From Kyangjuma, we go downhill to the Phunki Tenga where we are at the gorge of the Dhuda Koshi River and the army check post. Next steep ascends to Tengboche through pine and Rhododendrons trees. The scared Tengboche monastery is on the top of the hill with views of gigantic peaks in all directions. The monastery is the home of Rimpoche and 30 monks who practice deep Vajrayana (belief in deep meditation) Buddhism at Tengboche. There is a huge statue of Sakyamuni Buddha and a nice wall painting inside the monastery. The visitors have a sitting place on the right corner of the praying hall. We see the footprints of Lama Sange Dorje on solid rock and the Mandala of the "Wheel of life" at the entrance of the monastery.

A 9 days-long famous Mani Rimdum Festival (famous monks dance with musk) celebrates at Tengboche monastery on the full moon of October.

The sunset over Mt. Everest and monks chanting at the monastery do not be missed from Tengboche.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
After breakfast, we are heading downhill through the Rhododendrons forest to reach Dingboche which has a nunnery monastery and several nice lodges with views of Mt. Everest. We are crossing the Imaja Khola (upstream) and getting up to the village of Pangboche which is the permanent settlement in the Khumbu region. Upper Pangboche has the oldest monastery in the Khumbu valley. A view of the Mountain Ama Dablam (6814m) is so close to here. We ascend along the valley to reach Somare where we take lunch. Next, we are heading above tree lines but a pleasant walk through wide trails to reach Dingboche where we sleep two nights.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
As an idea of safe acclimatization, before we are pushing to Everest Base Camp, we hike up to Nangker Tshang Peak (5000m) which has spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Island Peak, Tabuche, Kangtenga, and Thamserku and retrace back steps to Dingboche for lunch. It is the highest place where barley is grown in the summer. We have free time in the afternoon.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
After breakfast, we have a short steep uphill to the stupa on the ridge which has views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, and Island Peak. Next, we walk through the valley to reach Thukla. We do an acclimatization hiking to Cho La Tsho (Lake) in the afternoon and back to Thukla where we spend a night.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
We leave Thukla after breakfast. From here, we ascend uphill to reach Thukla Pass which has a line of memorials of the famous mountaineers who died on Mt. Everest. It is a memorable place for trekkers because of the beautiful scenery around it and the memorials of famous mountaineers. Then, we go through a valley to Lobuche with a beautiful panoramic of the gigantic peaks lying at the end of Khumbu valley bordering Tibet. We tour to Italian Pyramid after lunch and back to Lobuche where we spend a night.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
Today, we are heading to Everest Base Camp which is our main goal for the trek. We ascend the Khumbu glacier through a rocky trail northward to reach Gorak Shep where we take lunch. We do a day hike to Everest Base Camp through the Rocky trail along the side of Khumbu glacier. We spend an hour at Everest Base Camp which is the world’s most famous place as an achievement of a lifetime journey. Khumbu Icefalls and glaciers are the main attraction of the Everest Base Camp which we touch and retrace back steps to Gorak Shep which is the highest elevation for sleeping during the trek.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
We ascend steep uphill to get up to Kala Pattar 5545m viewpoint which is the highest elevation of the trek and it has 360-degree views of Everest panorama including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Puma Ri, Lingtren, Khumbtse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tabouche Peak, Khumbu Icefalls, Khumbu glaciers, and Everest Base Camp. This is a bit tough but even more scenic hike than Everest Base Camp yesterday. We back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and retrace the back steps to Pheriche by passing Lobuche and Thukla.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
We are leaving Pheriche after breakfast. We descend through the valley to reach Upper Pangboche which has the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. We visit the monastery and enjoy the close-up views of Ama Dablam in the Upper Pangboche. After lunch, we are heading to Phortse through the less crowded trail of trekkers. We could see Pheasant (the national bird of Nepal), Musk deer, and Himalayan Thar (wild mountain goats) en route.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
Leaving Phortse, we are descending to Phortse Thanga and climb up to the ridge of Mong La 4075m which is the birthplace of Lama Sange Dorje. There are Mani walls around the oldest Stupas. We drink a cup of tea and enjoy the views of Ama Dablam and Khumbu valley. From here, we descend steep downhill to reach Kyangjuma where we take lunch. Now, we are on the main trail and retracing back steps to Namche.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
Today, we are descending to Lukla from Namche which is the last day of the trek. We descend through pine and Rhododendrons trees to reach Top Danda which has the last chance to see Mt. Everest. Again, we continue descending through the high bridge to reach Jhorsale. Next, we climb up to Manju where we are exiting from Sagarmatha National Park (natural world heritage site). From here, we continue walking along the Dhudha Koshi green valley to reach Phakding where we have lunch. We walk back to Lukla through villages and gradually uphill at the end of the trek.

All includes: breakfast. lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
We fly back to Kathmandu in the morning and check in at the Hotel. We have free time in the afternoon.

All includes: Breakfast and domestic Airport transfer.
We do a tour of the world heritage sites of Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple today.
Our company representative drops you at Kathmandu Airport on-time flight back home.

All includes:International Airport transfer.
The itinerary can be changed for an interesting side trip and an additional acclimatization day if needed while on the trek.

Do you have any questions regarding Everest Base Camp Trek? Or would you like to see how it can be customized to your needs? Please DM us.

Cost & Date: 

The following cost and dates are per person for online booking. If the trek departure dates are not matched for you, please DM us and we will happily customize your trip on the date that you need.

If you are in a group (2 to 15 people), we offer a discount on the package.

Fixed date departure:
Trip Date Trip Name Price Space Left Status -
24 Apr 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
1 May 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
8 May 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
22 May 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
29 May 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
27 Sep 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
2 Oct 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
9 Oct 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
15 Oct 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
23 Oct 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
30 Oct 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
1 Nov 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
8 Nov 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
15 Nov 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
22 Nov 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
29 Nov 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
6 Dec 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
13 Dec 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
20 Dec 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
27 Dec 2024 Everest Base Camp Trek $1450 per person 15 Open
Cost includes:
  • International & Domestic Airport pick up and departure.
  • Two nights accommodation (Standard single or twin bed room with breakfast) at 2** Hotel in Kathmandu. Note:- The accommodation in Kathmandu can arrange/book according to client choice Hotel type. The clients have to pay differences if needed.
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park hiking passes.
  • Khumbu (Everest) local Govt. Tax.
  • Round trip Lukla flight tickets for clients and guide.
  • Teahouse meals for clients: 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunces and 13 Dinners with tea/coffee while on trek. Meals can be selected from menu and will have enough daily.
  • Normal room with twin beds and sharing bathroom at teahouse.
  • Trekking staffs: an experienced guide and porters.
  • Salary and meals for guide and porters.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
Cost does not include:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking equipment of clients.
  • Fresh or can juice, fresh fruit, snack, buscuit, coca, fatan, sprite, beer, whisky, boil and mineral (bottle) water during the trekking days.
  • Personal Insurance of clients (medical and emergency evacuation covered).
  • Expenses for personal nature: Hot showers, laundry, donations, museum entry fee, movie/flim watching, postage, battery charge, telephone and email/Interntet etc.
  • Private bathroom during the trekking days. If the clients want private bathroom, there have to pay differences between common and private bathroom.
  • Horse/Yak renting while on trek.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan etc. Note:- tour guide and transpotration can be arranged on client's on request.
  • International flights and Nepal tourist visa (you can obtain tourist visa up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

More info for extra cost:

Please read carefully the cost includes and does not include above. All the meals are included with tea/coffee while on the trek. We do not include drinking water or boil water which you can buy at the lodge; this is $1 to 3 per liter. You can take water purifying tablets or Seripen for a cheaper solution. Wi-Fi, battery charge, and hot showers are not included. Wi-Fi is $20 for 10GB and $30 for 20GB for using unlimited service per card. The battery charge is $3 to 10 for a full charge per device (you can take a power bank for a cheaper solution). The gas shower is USD3 to 7 per head.

In case the Lukla flight is canceled due to weather r conditions, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu and Lukla for any extra days. Do not require extra payment for rescheduling the Lukla flight due to canceling of weather. But, there can be less priority for flight cancel passengers on the following day. If there are unexpected circumstances such as flight cancellations due to weather conditions, we offer you an alternative trip.

We do insure for trekking staff and provide warm enough equipment. We do our best for your safety. Although we suggest you buy comprehensive travel insurance that can cover flight cancellation, medical treatment, and Helicopter rescue emergency evacuation. Please buy the policy that can cover trekking activity up to 5550m for the days you will actually be trekking.


    Trekking gears packing list:
    • Strong, comfortable hiking boot. Four pairs socks. Sandals or sports shoes.
    • Two pairs trousers, a fleece and down jacket, three T-shirts, two drip-dry T-shirts, long underwear, a woolen/fleece hat, glove, water/windproof jacket and trouser, Sunglass, lip balm, Sun scream (50+), Sun hat, a light scarf, soap/shampoo and trekking towels etc.
    • A strong and warm sleeping bag (-20 degree centigrade).
    • Water purifier tablets, 2L water bottle, hiking poles, medical kit and torch light with spare batteries etc.
    • A few interesting books and a pack of cards.
    • Snow gaiters and micro-spikes for the winter trip.
    • Plastic bag for waste and toilet papers.
    • A padlock.
    • A duffel bag or rucksack large enough (65 to 75L) size.

    Note: If you do not have any idea for trekking medicine, we will be sent some information upon trip booking.

    We have down jacket and sleeping bag renting felicities for our clients. It is cost USD1 per sleeping bag and down jacket per day.

    The following are the reasons for trip booking with us.
    • We are registered with the Department of Nepal Tourism and have the authority to operate trek and climb in the Himalayas of Nepal. We are the taxpayer of the Nepal Govt. We are a member of Trekking Agencies of the Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). We are a healthy and up-to-date local trekking agency based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
    • You can book the trip in minimal advance in money and can pay the balance rest of the trip amount upon arrival in Kathmandu/Nepal.
    • Payment Method:

      Please read carefully the terms and conditions of High Camp Trekking to book a package trip. Once you agree with the terms and conditions; payment is an unavoidable part of the agreement. The following are different methods of trip booking advance payments for your convince.

      1) American Dollar Account:

      Name of the Bank:- Everest Bank Limited, Thamel Branch.
      Name of Account Holder:- High Camp Trekking Pvt. Ltd.
      Account No:- 03500105200138.
      Swift Code No:- EVBLNPKA.

      Note:- Please pay any amount charged to you by your bank for transferring the booking advance in money to us.

      2) If you like to transfer the deposit by Western Union, MoneyGram, and IME, you can use our company owner/manager name: Norsang Lama.
    • Once you booked the trip with us, trip departure is guaranteed. In case you want to postpone the trip departure date, do not need to pay an extra fee. We never let you down after we received payment for the trip running. We do hard work for every single dollar.
    • We organize private and group joining basis trips. Our package is at all-inclusive prices (no hidden cost). We customize a trip itinerary based on your interest, holiday length, and activities as you need. Lets us know your holiday length.
    • Our experienced, trained, and professional guide takes good care of the clients. Our guide never tired of your questions about plants, people, animals, and of course, the mountains. You can feel the difference between having a great trekking guide through our agency.
    • We respond to every email/inquiry in less than 24 hours. You can call us anytime at +977-9841876395 (24-hour support team).

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