Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Everest Base Camp trek, at an elevation of 5,364 meters, (17,598ft), is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Everest Base Camp has basic campsites that are used by the mountain climbers during their climbing season, in spring. The South Base Camp is used when climbing via the southeast ridge in Nepal, as well as for base camp visitors, while the North Base Camp is used when climbing via the northeast ridge (from Tibet side).

Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the most rewarding trekking routes in the Himalayas of Nepal and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. One of the primary goals of an Everest trekking is to visit Everest base camp, 5364 meters, especially during the spring Everest climbing season. However, you cannot see Everest from the base camp, so most of our trekkers or climbers climb Kalapattar, a 5545-meter bump on the southern flank of Pumori Mountain, (7145 meters), which is highly rewarding for the views over the entire Khumbu valley. From Kalapatar, Everest can be seen and beautiful photos taken both at sunrise and at sunset. The walk-up to Kalapatar is an easy day hike and can even be combined with the day hike to base camp. If this is done, sunset photos from Kalapatar are fantatic.

To get to Everest Base Camp, you can either walk from Jiri, about 10 -12 days trekking or drive (jeep or bus) to Salleri/Phaplu and trek 8–9 days or fly to Lukla and trek 6–7 days. Many trekkers or climbers fly to Lukla and take two days to reach Namche Bazaar, from which all treks in the Khumbu/Everest area start.

Namche Bazaar is the Sherpa’s headquarters and the largest village in the area. Explore the Sagarmatha National park office, typical Sherpa monasteries, the Sherpa museum, the Everest View Point hotel which has a splendid view of Ama Dablam as well as Everest, and the many small streets and shops in Namche Bazaar. A rest day/acclimatization day can be spent day hiking up to the famous Sherpa villages of Kunde and Khumjung. Another rewarding view point is just a short hike above Kunde on a wide trail.

From Namche Bazaar, walking for 4–5 hours takes you to Tengboche, the largest and most famous monastery in Khumbu. Many tourists join the daily worship celebrations in Tengboche monastery at 3pm or 6am. Next, you pass through the lovely village of Pangboche on your way to Dingboche, where you will spend two nights. The second day and night are for acclimatization, as you are gaining much altitude. Dingboche is at 4410 meters. From Dingboche, a great day hikes up to the Dingboche Ri view point is highly recommended for suburb views up and down the Khumbu valley.

Trek from Dingboche two days to reach Gorekshep. Gorekshep is the last spot for tea house/lodging for trekkers. From there you can day hike to base camp and/or day hike up to Kalapatar.

Asian Hiking Team's Everest Base Camp trekking 2024 - 2025 itinerary starts from Lukla, then proceeds to the Sherpa people's main village of Namche Bazaar, then up to Khumjung, Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, then to Lobuche and the last stop, Gorekshep. Then day hiking to Kalapattar for the many incredible views of Everest and surrounding mountains, and day trekking to explore the Everest base camp. If you would like a different itinerary or a longer itinerary, seeing more the area and other valleys above Namche please let us know, we can redesign the itinerary to suit your interest and time frame. It is also possible to combine trekking, peak climbing, or continuous trekking to Gokyo valley or cross the 3 high passes Kongma La, Chola La, and Renjo La (La means pass) etc. Asian Hiking Team international group joining fix departure as our website. 

Asian Hiking Team organizes Everest Base Camp lodging in local guest houses or hotels along the entire route. Our guides have many years of guiding experience in the Everest/Khumbu/"Sagarmatha area". Many of our guides and porters originally came from Khumbu Region. Our guides are trained in first aid and know how to handle any situation. We provide guides who can get people to feel involved in what they are experiencing, explain it thoroughly, and keep them entertained. They know very well how to facilitate a smooth and safe trip, appreciating the beauty of the Khumbu Himalayas. Our porters carry 25 to 30 KG, those all are Rai or Sherpa ethnic groups and are professional porters. Their first-hand experience, local knowledge, expertise and humor on treks are invaluable.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu - Arrive in Nepal, transfer to 2-3 star hotel (B).

Day 02: Kathmandu - Preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu, overnight at 2-3 star hotel (BB).

Trekking Starting 11 days

Day 03: Early Morning flight to Lukla (2840 m) 30 minutes and 3/4 hours trekking to Phakding 2640m, overnight at Namaste Lodge or See you Lodge or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 04: Namche Bazaar (3540 m) - 5 hours trekking to Namche Bazaar, overnight at Hotel Namche or similar Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 05: Namche Bazaar - Rest day for Acclimatization, explore Namche Bazaar, overnight at Hotel Namche or similar Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 06: Tengboche (3767 m) - 4.30 hours trekking to Tengboche or Tyangboche, overnight at Hotel Himalaya, Dashidele Guest house or Hotel Good Luck (Debuche) (B/L/D).

Day 07: Dingboche (4410 m) - 5/6 hours trekking to Dingboche, overnight at Hotel Good Luck or similar Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 08: Lobuje (4900 m) - 4–5 hours trekking to Lobuje, overnight at Hotel Peak 15 or Sherpa Lodge or similar Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 09: Gorap-shep (5170 m) - EBC (5264 m) - 5/6 hours trekking to EBC and return to Gorap-shep, overnight at Hotel Yeti or Everest Inn or similar Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 10: Pangboche (4230 m) - Climb to Kalapattar 2 hours and 5–6 hours trekking to Pangboche, overnight at Pangboche Guest house or similar Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 11: Namche Bazar (3540 m) - 5 hours trekking to Namche, overnight at Hotel Namche or similar Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 12: Lukla (2840 m) - 6 hours trekking to Lukla, overnight at The nest or Buddha Lodge or similar Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 13: Kathmandu (1360 m) - flight to Kathmandu, transfer to 2-3 star hotel, finish trip, last minutes shopping and rest (BB/L).

Trekking Ending

Day 14: Onward Journey - drop to airport or next trip (B).