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Everest Base Camp Trek-12 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Everest Base Camp Trek is a famous challenging trek in Khumbu, Nepal
  • Visit Everest Base Camp and see the sunrise from Kalapatthar
  • Get to the foot of the world's highest mountain

Trip Introduction

This 12-days trek will take you to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest and you’ll be reaching a maximum height of 5,554 metres during the trek.

Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and the loyal and friendly Sherpas, the Everest region, also known as the Khumbu region, is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nepal.

You will be trekking on great trekking trails near water falls, un-spoilt Buddhist monasteries and through the enchanting Sherpa villages on your way to Everest Base Camp. The EBC trek also gives you the opportunity to trek up to Kala Patthar, a 5554 meter peak on the way to Everest Base Camp, which is a superb vantage point for magnificent views of the southwest face of Mt Everest and other surrounding Himalayan Mountains such as Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse. After your hike up to KalaPatthar the trail takes you along the Khumbu Glacier to the foot of Everest where you’ll finally reach the magnificent Everest Base Camp from where climbers are planning their summit attempts.

Reaching Everest Base Camp also marks the turnaround point of the trek so we’ll slowly start our descend, eventually reaching Lukla and Kathmandu, where it all started.

Outline Itinenary

  • Day 1:  Kathmandu to Lukla - Phakding ( 2610 m)
  • Day 2:  Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
  • Day 3:  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m)
  • Day 4:  Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 )
  • Day 5:  Rest day
  • Day 6:  Dingboche - Lobuche ( 4930m)
  • Day 7:  Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep ( 5364m)
  • Day 8:  GorakShep - Kalapattar - Pheriche ( 5545m)
  • Day 9:  Pheriche - Phortse (3810 )
  • Day 10:  Phortse to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 11:  Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 12:  Lukla To Kathmandu


  • Day 1:  Kathmandu to Lukla - Phakding ( 2610 m)

    Our representative will come at your door, in your hotel at nearly about 6 am to 10 am in Kathmandu, to receive you before we start the trip.
    Early in the morning we will be heading the  airport  flight to Lukla. This is an approximately 45 minutes flight with incredible mountain views north to the Himalayan Range.

  • Day 2:  Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

    Around the start of today we continue with north after the Dudh-Koshi stream and on to Jorsale where we enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk around the change of two conduits, the Imja-Drangpa (Imja-Khola) and the Nangpo-Tsangpo (Bhote-Kosi) where we cross again on a suspension interface. This is trailed by a tricky move (for around 2hrs) up to Namche Bazaar, the essential town in the Khumbu territory.

  • Day 3: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m)


    Namche shapes around the side of the valley, high over the stream and, as we go, we will get the chance to see incredible perspectives of the colossal pinnacles of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and AmaDablam.

    In the wake of dropping down steeply to the stream at PhunkiTenga and eating, we have a long soak scale through delightful woodland to today around evening time’s cabin.

    Tyangboche is renowned for its incredible religious community, the biggest in the Khumbu and we will remain close to this cloister with Everest, Lhotse and AmaDablam in full view.

  • Day 4: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 )

    After breakfast we head on up the trail to Dingboche. We first descend through stunning forest to Deboche and then cross the river and have a short climb to Pangboche which is a good lunch spot.

    On this side of the river stunning Ama Dablam is prominent and a stunning distraction from the trail as we continue up to Dingboche for the night.

  • Day 5: Rest day

    Today is for giving our bodies a chance to rest and adapt. In the event that we are feeling great you could go for an acclimatization stroll up the valley for a more extensive assortment of photographs of the valley and piles of the Khumbu area.

  • Day 6:  Dingboche - Lobuche ( 4930m)

    Today we head up a wide valley underneath the noteworthy pinnacles of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. we ‘turn right’ and climb all the more steeply towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier, passing numerous stone cairns, worked as dedications to the numerous Sherpas who have kicked the bucket helping individuals climb Mt Everest. The way at that point climbs tenderly along the icy mass to achieve the bunch of houses at Lobuche.

  • Day 7:  Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep ( 5364m)

    Today we will walk 3 hours to Gorakshep along Khumbu Glacier and after the lunch we will keep on everest Base Camp. The stroll to base camp and back would require around 5-6 hours, following the Khumbu ice sheet, in some cases on moraine and in some cases on the ice sheet itself.

    On achieving the base camp, please regard the space of the campaigns based there, yet appreciate this delegated minute, before returning down the long trail back to GorakShep.

  • Day 8: GorakShep - Kalapattar - Pheriche ( 5545m)

    At the beginning of today we rise ahead of schedule to begin the move up to one of the finest perspectives in the Everest locale, Kala Patthar 5554m getting a charge out of the dawn over the mountains and the stunning perspectives of Everest and the encompassing mountains. At that point we trek back to GorakShep. After the breakfast we will walk downhill almost the whole way, as we remember your means to Duglha and afterward plummet into Pheriche.

  • Day 9: Pheriche - Phortse (3810 )

    Today we rejoin the Imja Khola which you followed on the way up. Continuing along the river we return through Pangboche to gradual walk to Phortse.

  • Day 10:  Phortse to Namche Bazaar

    From Phortse we descend to the bridge over the DudhKosi and from there we will steeply ascend to Mongla, after the descend and gradual walk back to Namche.

  • Day 11:  Namche Bazaar to Lukla

    From Namche Bazaar you ought to be amazed at how easy that steep trail is to go down (as opposed to the hard slog you had as you came up) as we descend back down to the village of Jorsale. Passing the villages of Phakding and Choplung,we walk the trail that cuts up to the airstrip at Lukla.

  • Day 12: Lukla To Kathmandu

    This morning you get up early to catch the morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. We serve you a farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant as our regard.

Cost Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu(by flight)
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • One licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking trekking guide
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you dont have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Carried by the guide)
  • All the required permits and paperworks

Cost Disincludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted flights/helicopter

Customer Review

  • Chris Peterson

    USA 2nd Jul, 2018

    I recently took a tour to the Mt Everest base camp using these guys and they were awesome. The employes met with me on the day off to make sure I had my documents ready before the flight up to Lukla, and my guide, Raj met me at my hotel and made sure everything was set for the adventure. We went during what is concidered the off season (mid-feb) which ended up being great. The weather was awesome and they guesthouses were not to crowded. We hit our goal and I crossed this off the bucket list. If you are from the States or Europe and looking at a hike in the Himalaya's as your next adventure give these guys a call. Good company to work with. A buddy ended up wanting to come with on the trip about a week before I left and they helped make it happen. As someone from the U.S. I wanted to use a guide and local company for the base camp hike and they ended up being great to work with.

  • Ruizhen Zhang

    singapore 2nd Jul, 2018

    Great trip with Nepal Lion! Response rate was fast, the Director, Shiva is contactable at all times during the trip via WhatsApp or Facebook for any queries. They even provided me with a local SIM card and guide assisted me to get data on the phone to stay connected. During the trip, guide was patient and safe. I fell sick on 2days and he was constantly checking if I was ok and was concerned when I didn't feel like eating. Very attentive and caring! After the trip, I was even treated to a local cultural dinner and given a certificate of completion. Definitely different from other tour operators.

  • Rhiannon Price

    UK 29th Jun, 2018

    I had a wonderful trip with Nepal Lion Tours. Shiva was in good contact before I came to Nepal to arrange everything. My guide for the trek, Pasang Lama Tamang was wonderful!!!!! He made sure I acclimitised safely and comfortably and took care of me so well at each tea house on the road. I had food allergies that he was really great about helping with. He also helped others along the way when they were not so lucky as me. It was an amazing trek - made even more amazing by Pasang.

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  • Trip Duration

    12 Days
  • Destination

    Nepal/Everest region
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  • Meal

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation.
  • Transportation

  • Accommodation

    Tea House
  • Group Size

    12-15 person
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    February-June, September-December
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    Everest Base Camp Trek is a famous challenging trek in Khumbu, Nepal Visit Everest Base Camp and see the sunrise from Kalapatthar Get to the foot of the world's highest mountain

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