Everest Base Camp Trek
Trip OverviewEverest Base Camp trekking is the world popular trekking trail not only because of its elevation because of local Sherpa people’s hospitality and welcoming faces makes all visitors happy. No one can get such accommodation and amenities in other corner of the world than Nepal’s Everest Base Camp trekking trail in such a high elevations of 5160 m. You get hot shower, WiFi internet services, twin sharing fine room, very good vet and non-veg food in highest elevation on earth called Everest Base Camp Trekking.MAI offers Everest Base Camp Trek in exclusive way where every hiker are able to enjoy the beauty of Everest Base Camp Trek in dramatic way. Everest Base Camp trekking is the world popular trekking trail not only because of its elevation because of local Sherpa people’s hospitality and welcoming faces makes all visitors happy. No one can get such accommodation and amenities in other corner of the world than Nepal’s Everest Base Camp trek trail in such a high elevations of 5160 m. You get hot shower, WiFi internet services, twin sharing fine room, very good vet and non-veg food in highest elevation on earth called Everest Base Camp Trek.The famous mountains such as Cho Oyu (8153m), Lothse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Makalu (8470m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and many more unnamed mountains are located in the Khumbu region. This is the most concentrated mountain region with the highest mountains of the world, where more than 200 peaks are higher than 6000m.
- Dates: Daily
- Best Season: Sept to Dec & Feb to May
- Duration: 21 days
- Trekking Days: 20 days
- Grade: medium
- Altitude: 5550 m
- Commences At: Lukla
- Ends At: Lukla
- Code: HEB - I
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: City tour & preparation day
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810)and trek to Phakding(2660m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440m)
Day 05: Namche acclimatization -Hike to Khumjung (3900m)
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870m)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4252m)
Day 08: Dingboche – acclimatization – Hike to Nangakarshang (5010m)
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp (5360) and stay at Gorakshep
Day 11: Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and stay at Pheriche (4200m)
Day 12: Trek back to Tengboche
Day 13: Back to Monjo (2710m)
Day 14: Trek back to Lukla
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 16: Rest & Shopping day
Day 17: Departure
Days 01 ‐ Arrival in Kathmandu
Our staffs will be at airport to pick up you to the Hotel. Introduction with guide and short briefing about the trek. You will have welcome dinner in Nepali traditional restaurant with cultural dance, in the evening.
Days 02 ‐Sightseeing and preparation day for Trekking; 5-6 hours for city tour. Lunch will be arranged on the way.
In the morning after having breakfast we begin tour around Kathmandu with professional English speaking guide. During the day you will cover some of the historical and religious, world heritage sites;
Swoyambhunath –“the Self Existing One’. The oldest Buddhist stupa of Nepal situated in the small hill, from where you can see the nice view of Kathmandu valley. Historian believes that it is the oldest history of Kathmandu. No sooner you enter the periphery of Swoyambhunath you will see the monks, chanting religious words and monkeys chattering and hanging around the different temple and trees. It is also known as monkey temple, especially given by the tourist.
Bouddha nath Stupa: the ancient stupa of Boudhnath is one of the biggest Buddhist stupa of Nepal, situated in the northern part of Kathmandu valley, which is one of the trading routes of Nepal with Tibet in ancient time. Tibetan merchants used to take rest and offers praying in this place during their trading time. Later when Tibetan refugees enter Nepal in 1950s, most of them decided to stay around the same place. Even now most of the monk in Boudhanath is from Tibet. Around the stupa you can see some Buddhist painting school of traditional paints “Thanka”.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath the national deity of Nepal is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu. The word Pashupatinath is derived from three Sanskrit words: “pashu” means organism, “pati” means protector, and “nath” means Lord. Hence in hindu mythology Pashupatinath means protector and Lord of all living things. The bank of Bagmati River is the cremation centre of Hindu dead body. Where you can see the cremation process of hindu people. Beside this you can see the color full sadhu ‘the holy devotee of Lord Shiva’ around the periphery of temple.
Patan Darbur Square: Anciently Kathmandu valley was divided in three different state; Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. Three different kings rule the different states. Patan is the ancient city of Lalitpur. It is best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts. It is also called as city of festival and feast, fine ancient art, making of metallic and stone carving statue. The entire complex is the best open museum of medieval age art and architecture engraved in different wood and stone.
After sightseeing, final preparation for trekking. Trekking guide will meet you and give the final instruction for next day.
Days 03 ‐ Fly to Lukla – trek to Phakding (2650m) –around 3 hours walking . Lunch @ Phakding.
Early in the morning you have to wake up for the flight to Lukla via twin otter. You can see panoramic Mountain View by aircraft. Within 25‐30 min we will land in lukla, where we can meet our Sherpa staffs and Yaks for baggage. After having breakfast and preparing all gear and staffs ready, treks start towards Phakding. Today is short easy and gentle walking start from the north end of lukla, steeply down and runs above the village of Chaurikharka, where you can see the school founded by Sir Edmund Hillary. Within 45 minutes from Lukla you will be in Cheplung Village. From Cheplung you can see the roaring Dudhkoshi River. Trial slightly descends down, cross the suspension bridge; see the nice view of Kusum kangru (6367m). After short climb, the trail enters the mani walls and chortens craved with tibetian mantras, praying wheels and praying flags. Finally the trail leads you to Phakding village with numerous lodes lined along the street.
Days 04 ‐ Phakding to Namche (3440m) – Around 5-6 hours walking. Lunch @ Monjo
Today is little bit long walkng day. We continue walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River, on the way you will pass different lodge, local bhattis (porter rest house) the trail climb up to Toktok village and continue steep climb after the village3 you will see the magnificent glimpse of Thamserkue Peak ( 6608m). Within one and half hour from Phakding you will be in village called Benker, where you can see the enough lodge for trekkers. Continue walking from Benker on the way you can see the forest of rhododendron and fir. The trail goes steep from chumoa to Monjo. Monjo is a nice village with lodge and local houses. You can see gompa, school and vegetables fields. After having lunch in Monjo continue walking towards our today’s destination Namche. Just above the Monjo there is check point of Sagarmatha National Park. Guide will arrange all entry process in national park office. Now the trail descend down, cross the suspension bridge, gentle walking to Jorsalle. After Jorsalle re- cross the Dudhkoshi River over suspension bridge and follow the river bank. Slightly up few step and cross the high suspension bridge over Dudh koshi. Namche is yet 2 hours far from you, where the walk is little bit tough. It is Zigzagging ascent through the pine forest. Never rush while going up; in every step you are gaining the height, so there is a risk of altitude sickness. Climb slowly and drink enough water.
Days 05 – Namche – acclimatization – Hike up to Khumjung valley (3970m). Lunch @ Khumjung
Today is our acclimatization day in Namche. To adjust with high altitude and to avoid the AMS in further trail acclimatization is require for every trekkers, those who wants to conquer their goal safely. We hike to Khumjung – the green valley, not because of tree but because of green roof of local houses. On the way we will visit Namche Museum, where you can see the cultural, religious and some fact of mountains and climbers of Everest region. Cross Syanboche airport, the airport in the highest elevation in the world. While going further ahead you will see the breathtaking view of Mt. Amadablam and others mountains. Few minutes further waling you will be in Everest View Hotel, from where you can see the magnificent view of Mount Everest and Lothse. Slightly descend down to Khumjug valley and visit Sir Edmund Hillary’s school and hospital at Khumjung and walk down to Namche.
Days 06 Namche – Tengboche (3840m) – around 4-5 hours walking. Lunch@ Phunki Thenga.
After Breakfast, slowly start to walk towards north leaving the namche back. Trail runs straight through the sloppy hills, somewhere covering with pine and Juniper’s trees. Crossing different mani walls and chortens, you will be in Sansa within 1 hours. From sansa trail gradually down inside the forest of Pine. Cross some smokey tea houses and continue descend few step. On the way you can see the thumb like view of Amadablam. No sooner you cross the suspension bridge; you will be in Phunki Tenga where you will recharge your energy for next steep climb towards Tengboche.
After having lunch, fill up your water bottle and ready to navigate the uphill. While climbing up gradually inside the rhodendren forest, it is as if you are playing a Hide and Seek game with different peaks. Drinks enough water and continue moving slowly, the trails bring you at one of the magnificent place of your trip. Don’t be confuse, towering big mountains in front of you are Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Lohtse. (8501m).Beside this tengboche offers the breathtaking view of Kwangde (6187m), Twachee (6542m), Amadablam (6812m) Nuptse( 7879m), Kangtega and Thamserku. Enjoy the view, capture the photos and relax in the sunlight. In the evening involve in the praying ceremony in Tengbohe Monastry.
Days 07 ‐ Trek to Dingboche. Around 4 hrs walking. Lunch @ Somare.
Wake up early in the morning and capture some magnificent view of mountains, have some breakfast, gear up and ready to move towards Dingboche. First the trail gradually descent down to Deboche through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendron. The continuing path inside the forest leads you to Imja Khola, cross the steel bridge and continues walking up hill towards Pangboche Crossing different stupa along the route; you will be in Pangboche within one and half hour from Tengboche. Pangboche offers enough lodges for trekkers. In the upper part of the village there is oldest Monastery of Khumbu, founded by Lama Sange Dorge in 17th century. Follow the path of Imja Khola, the trail slightly steep up to Somare , have a lunch and continue the trial along with Imja Khola , the trail leads you to the small bridge over Khumbu Khola, cross the bridge and climb around 1 hour, you will be in Dingboche the beautiful village with enough lodges for trekkers. The views are great from Dingboche. You can see Island Peak, Makalu and another face Amadablam.
Days 08 ‐ Acclimatization- Hike to Nagakarsang (5090m)
Acclimatization in Dingboche is mandatory for every trekker as like in Namche. After breakfast, slowly start to scale the Nagakarsang Hill. The view is magnificent form the hill. You can see different glacial lake and some of the best view from Nagakarsang. You can also see the Makalu (8463m) fifth highest mountain of the world. After hiking 2-3 hours you can back down to Dingboche. In the evening explore the Dengboche village.
Days 09 ‐ Trek to Lobuche. Lunch @ Dukla- Around 5 hours walking.
We continue our journey from Dingboche through the high alpine region to the conclusion of Luboche and stay overnight. Trial goes just above the Pheriche. The gradually up trail leads you to Dhukla, within 2 hours. Before reaching Dukla you have to cross the small glacial stream. Have short rest and you’re your lunch and gain more energy for coming tough walking. The trail is directly up Dukla for about one hour but the magnificent view of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse gives you more pleasure. At the top of the ridge you can see the memorials of climbers who lose their life in mountains. Continue walking towards Lobuche, the perfect peak Pumori (7165m) soars into view with whistling air, makes you feel cooler. When you are in lobouche you will feel completely different. Symptoms of high altitude may occur on you; drinks enough hot water, noodles and garlic soup.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshpe . Around 6 hours
As usual after breakfast, start to trek towards Gorakshep. The first section of the trail goes through the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall. After rounding the bend you will the first views of Kala Pathar (5545m). This dark mound of mountains provides the best view of Everest and the massive mountains range.. We can see Khumbu Glacier along the way to Gorakshep. After having short rest and lunch in Gorakshep, process towards Everest Base Camp. Though it looks close it takes around 2 hours to reach there. Spend few times @ base camp, take picture of different mountains and giant khumbu glacier and return back to Gorakshep. You can see lots of expedition tent and group in Everest Base Camp during expedition period in spring. Next day our goal is Kalapathar top. To night before going to bed your guide will give you time for next morning and instruction for necessary gear. It’s better to be in kalapathar top before sunrise.
Days 11 ‐ Early in the morning climb Kalapathar (5545m) and back down to Pheriche. Lunch @ Lobuch or Dukla. Around 6 hrs walking.
Early in the morning fill up your water bottle and process towards Kalapathar. The way is straight line up above the Gorakshep along the grassy ridge. With the help of your torch light move continually towards the summit. The more you go up the more you feel cooler. Views are fantastic and breathtaking from the top. It takes around 2 hrs to reach the top. After spending few minutes at the top, the chilling atmospheres push you back down to Gorakshep. Take your breakfast and process down to Pheriche, which is at the bottom of Nagakarsang hill, back side of Dingboche.
Days 12 – Trek back to Tengboche in the evening you can involve the praying ceremony of Monastry. If it is too early to stop in Tengboche, you can continue to Namche.
Days 13 ‐ Trek Tengboche to Monjo
Days 14 ‐ Last trekking day. Back to lukla and enjoy the evening with your crew members.
Days 15 ‐ Fly back to Kathmandu
Days 16 ‐ Rest / shopping day.
Day 17- Final Departure to your country. Our staff will be at hotel to help you to the airport and give you Khada.
|Equipments required for Trekking|
|Waterproof hiking shoes||1 pair|
|Changing shoes / sandel||1 pair|
|Warm trousers||2 pcs|
|warm pants||2 pairs|
|Long underwear||1 pair|
|Warm Fleece jacket||1 piece|
|Baseball hat||1 pce|
|Warm hat||1 pcs|
|Waterproof pant and Jacket (or good quality down jacket)||1 pair|
|Good gloves||1 pair|
|Sleeping bag||1 piece|
|Personal Back pack||1 pce|
|Duffle bag||as needed|
|Sun glass||1 piece|
|18||Sun block cream|
|19||Head lamp / torch||1 piece|
|20||Water bottle – 1 litre bottle||2 pcs|
|21||Trekking poles||1 pair|
|22||Tooth brush & tooth paste|
|23||Extra batteries for head lamp / torch and Camera|
|24||Extra film rolls / memory cards (if digital camera)|
|25||Battery charger (if digital camera)|
US$2150 per person on group Joining basis with 2 nights stay at Everest Base Camp
Our fix departure date is blow. But please do not hesitate to write to us if you have your own date for private trip.
08 March 15 March
22 March 29 March
05 April 12 April
19 April 27 April
– Airport – hotel transfers in Kathmandu
– Hotel in Kathmandu Yak and Yeti for 4 nights including breakfast
– City tour of Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Square
– Trasportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during city tour
– Flight, Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for members, staffs and Baggage
– Everest National Park entrance fees
– Tea house trekking including food and accommodation in Lodges
– 2 nights Base Camp stay
– Boiled water, tea and coffee
– Guide and porters during the trek
– Salary and Insurance for all Nepali staffs
– Welcome Dinner
– Farewell Dinner
Cost doesn’t include:
– Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner)
– Beverages and alcholoholic drinks on trek
– Personal climbing equipments
– All personal expenses
– Personal medical and evacuation insurance
– All other additional charges for additional services