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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Cost: USD 1800

Everest Base Camp Trek Facts

1. 4 hours drive from Kathmandu to Manthali, 20 minutes scenic flight to Lukla or Kathmandu-Lukla 30-minute flight

2. 12-day hiking from Lukla (2860 m) to EBC (5364 m) and Kala Patthar (5545 m) for 77 miles length, 2685 meters altitude gain

3. Acclimatize in Sherpa villages Namche and Dignboche with side trips

4. The world's highest Everest view at Namche, Tengboche, Kala Patthar 

5. The Beyul of Himalaya, Sherpa culture, hospitality, Monastery, festivals

6. The UNESCO World Heritage Park flora, fauna, river valley and ice lakes

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek is an exciting moderate to strenuous Himalayan journey (124.4 km) from airstrip Lukla (2860 m) to legendary outstanding Sherpa town Namche Bazaar (3441 m), Tengboche Monastery, Kala Patthar (5545 m), and the world's highest Mount Everest Base Camp (5364 m) in Sagarmatha National Park. The world-famous twelve-day ascending with descending Everest hiking encounters the Himalayan-fed river, Dudh Koshi Valley, the Marathon trail (Namche-EBC 42 kilometres), Khumbu Glaciers (11.1 km), Sherpa villages (15th century), alpine lifestyle, Buddhist culture, flora and fauna. 

Everest Base Camp Trek is 77 miles challenging journey for 40,000 travellers yearly ultimate bucket list of breathtaking views to Everest (8848.86 m), Makalu (8463 m), Lhotse (8516 m) at Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche and Kala Patthar. The blessing heart of the Himalayas destination Kala Patthar offers 360-degree impressive views enwrapping Pumori (7161 m), Lingtren (6749 m), Khumbutse (6636 m), Changtse (7543 m), Lho La (6006 m), Khumbu Icefall (5486 m), Khumbu Glacier, Base Camp, Mount Everest (8848.86 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Phithangtse, Mehra (5849 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m), Kangtega (6782 m), Thamserku (6608 m), Taboche (6543 m). 

Everest Base Camp Trek acclimatizes at Namche (3441 m) and Dingboche (4410 m), following the steps of Sir Edmund Hillary with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (1953 AD). Everest trekking highlights Buddhist Beyul land (non-killing zone), Namche Bazaar, 'Gateway to Mount Everest', Tengboche Monastery (1916 AD), Mani Rimdu festival, Sherpa culture, Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust, dramatic landscapes, alpine weather, yak, Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, snow leopard, Impeyan pheasants, and snowcock. Rest day exciting hiking varies from Namche to Khumjung (or Thame) and Dingboche to Nangkartshang Hill (5083 m).

Altitude sickness with frostbite treatment is available at the Himalayan Rescue Association's clinic (4 beds) in Pheriche and Khunde. Mountain rescue helicopters deliver from Kathmandu and Lukla. The UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park is rich in floral and faunal varieties and preserves 18 types of reptiles, 37 types of mammals and 219 types of birds. The worthwhile roof of the world hiking is motivating by its dramatic landscapes, mountain views, ice lakes, river valleys, meadows, sheer cliffs, cairns, waterfalls, temperate mixed-forests, sub-alpine conifer forests, broadleaved forests, shrubs, grasslands, and snowlike zone.

Alternative Everest trek facilitates Everest High Passes TrekGokyo Lake trekkingMount Everest ClimbSkydiving and Island Peak Climb. A professional guide, hiking gear, and mountain rules make hiking gentle and exciting. Moreover, extra days required Lukla-Kathmandu flight delays. The backpackers should be careful with wildlife, yak and Dzopkyo (cow-yak crossbreeds). Nine-Day EBC Trek managed by helicopter trip. 

Everest Trek Preparation

Everest Trek prepares in Kathmandu with your physical and mental will for the challenging adventure. Obtain the necessary entry permits for Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality. Spend a day in Kathmandu (1350 m) to acclimatize your body. Make a checklist of all necessary trekking gear, boots, backpacks, sleeping bags, and other requirements. Confirm with your insurance provider that Everest trekking is above 5545 metres altitude. Consult about altitude sickness with your doctor, and carry vital medications. Attend a pre-trek briefing with a guide and porter introduction at our office. Confirm your flight from Kathmandu or Manthali to Lukla with a vehicle. Exchange enough Nepali currency for your trek with an extra fund for emergencies. Familiarize yourself with the local Sherpa customs and traditions. Keep a list of emergency contacts, including the contact information of your home, embassy or consulate in Nepal.

Altitude Sickness

Proper acclimatization is necessary to prevent mountain sickness. The weather conditions might be unpredictable, so prepare for varying temperatures and conditions. Altitude sickness, called acute mountain sickness (AMS), occurs when one ascends to high altitudes too quickly without allowing the body enough time to acclimatize to the decrease in oxygen levels in the air. It typically occurs at altitudes above 3000 meters and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness level.

Symptoms of altitude sickness can range from mild to severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, Loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and shortness of breath. In severe cases, altitude sickness can lead to more serious conditions like High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) or High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), which can be life-threatening and require immediate descent to lower altitudes and medical attention.

To prevent altitude sickness during the high-altitude trek to Everest Base Camp, gradual ascent, ascend slowly, allowing time for your body to acclimatize. Take rest days to adjust to higher altitudes. Stay hydrated, and drink plenty of fluids, preferably water or electrolyte-rich drinks, to avoid dehydration. Avoid alcohol and smoking, eat light and nutritious meals, and maintain a balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. The medication prescribed an acetazolamide (Diamox) for the altitude sickness. Advise your doctor before trekking to the high altitudes, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

Places to Visit in Everest

Trekkers' and mountaineer's top destination, Everest Base Camp trip in Solukhumbu, Nepal, comes across spectacular views of the world's highest mountains, 20 picturesque villages, legendary Sherpa culture, monasteries, and nature blessing wonders. Some notable places during the Himalayan journey visit Lukla Airport (2860 meters), UNESCO World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park, Hillary Bridge, Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar, Syangboche Airport (3720 meters), five-star Everest View Hotel (3880 meters), Khumjung Village, Monastery of Yeti Skull, Sherpa Museum, Tengboche Monastery, Makalu view at Nangkartshang Hill (5083 meters), Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) and Kala Patthar (5545 meters) 

Everest Base Camp Facts

Mount Everest (8848.86 m) is two countries' boundary wall that creates a separate base camp (5364 m) in Nepal and (5150 m) in China, recognized as the climbing route of the world's highest peak (the Mother Goddess of the world). Mount Everest is called Sagarmatha in Nepali, Chomolungma in Tibetan, and Zhumulangma Feng in Chinese. 

South Everest Base Camp pedestalled on Khumbu Glacier (11.1 km lengths) 42 km away northeast of the Namche Bazaar in Solukhumbu District Nepal encircled by Khumbu Icefall (at 5486 m altitudes), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Kala Patthar (5545 m), Mt. Pumori (7161 m), Mt. Changtse (7543 m), Mt. Lingtren (6749 m), Mt. Nuptse (7861 m). 

Geographically, Everest Base Camp is 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above the sea in the shadow of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, and serves as a base for climbers attempting to summit Everest. Everest Base Camp is a mix of ice, soil, concrete, stone, water, Khumbu Glacier, ice pools, and ice pinnacle. Cold winds make night frozen. Trek to EBC typically begins in Lukla, a Sherpa town with a small airport that serves as the entry point for most trekkers. From Lukla, trekkers follow a trail through picturesque Sherpa villages and landscapes, including forests, suspension bridges, and high-altitude terrain, before reaching the base camp. Everest can't glimpse from the base camp due to its geography. 

The Everest Base Camp lies in Khumbu Valley in the northeastern Himalayas with its rugged terrain, deep valleys and mountain scenery. The trek to Everest Base Camp crosses the Khumbu Glacier, a vast and dynamic ice field that flows down from the Western cirque between Everest and Lhotse. The climate is alpine and subarctic conditions. The winter temperatures will be minus 20° to 30° Celsius. Avalanches and earthquakes cause the base camp hazard. The geography is the high-altitude location, challenging terrain, and snow-capped vistas, a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers worldwide. A week hike or 15-minute helicopter trip from Lukla to get the EBC. Gorakshep (5180 m), the last Sherpa village, reaches in 1:40 hours of hiking from the base. The best viewpoint of Mt. Everest, Kala Patthar, is reached in a 2-hour hike from Gorakshep. 

Expedition groups in April-May usually spend base camp for 35 days enjoying views of Khumbu Icefall and surrounding peaks, where they prepare and acclimatize before attempting the Mount Everest summit. A sunny day forces camping tents to shift. The base camp changed into a little city during the climbing season. An international high-altitude adventure sport, the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon (Base Camp-Namche Bazaar), is held (on May 29th) every two years. Mountain lovers throughout the world visit the base camp once in a lifetime. The Guinness World Recorders and celebrities have been there. The book Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer), videos and documentaries motivate 40,000 tourists every year to the highest mountain base. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost 2024-2025

EBC trekking costs depend on requirements of independent and guided trip duration, season, transportation, and accommodation standards. Approximate hiking costs are trekking permits to the Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance USD 40. Guide and Porter Fees (if hired) can range from USD 20-40 per day, and a porter costs USD 15-25 per day based on the season. 

Tea house lodging and meals along the trekking route require USD 20-40 per night. Meals can vary, but budgeting estimates are almost USD 20-30 per day. Equipment and gear rental for sleeping bags, jackets and trekking poles will add to your expenses. Flights between Lukla and Kathmandu or Manthali can cost USD 150-500 for a round trip, depending on the season and availability. If the flight between Manthali and Lukla add 4-hour drive costs from Kathmandu to Manthali. 

Miscellaneous expenses include water, snacks, hot showers (if available), and any unforeseen payments. A conservative calculation for the entire EBC trek can range from USD 1000 to USD 2000 for a 12 to 16-day trek if you are independent. If you prefer guided tours, the cost can be higher due to additional services. Prices fluctuate due to various factors.

Everest Base Camp Trek Costs 1800 US Dollars to 5000 US Dollars per tourist with a package of a professional guide, porter, meals, accommodation, transportation, two plane tickets (Ramechhap-Lukla), a national park permit and Rural Municipality tax. Trekkers must carry travel insurance for helicopter evacuation themselves. The hiking packages with luxury lodge booking along the route will be expensive. Yeti Trail Adventure is a trustworthy local trekking company for Everest Base Camp Trek Booking with an experienced mountain guide. 

Group Size - 1 Pax Tourist - $ 1800

Group Size - 2-9 Pax Tourists - $ 1600 Per Person

Group Size - 10-15 Pax Tourists - $ 1500 Per Person

Namche Bazaar Facts

Namche sits on an arch-shaped mountain slope with terraced fields at 3441 meters in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It reveals the Sherpa capital, resort village and Buddhist Beyul land. Namche Bazaar is the trekker's first acclimatization, the gateway to Mount Everest, a place of yak and UNESCO Natural World Heritage, Sagarmatha National Park. The cultural hub where trekkers experience the Sherpa culture, museums, monasteries, traditions, history, and lifestyle. It hosts colourful markets, trekking gear, local handicrafts, and supplies. Trekkers usually spend a day for high altitude acclimatization before heading to higher elevations.

Namche offers a few hour's hike to Sherpa villages, Thame, Khunde and Khumjung, the highest Syangboche airport (3720 m), and Everest View Hotel with beautiful Himalaya scenery. The heart-warming hospitality of Sherpa people with stunning Himalayan viewpoints is famous for soaring mountain peaks, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kongde, Thame, Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi River Valley. Trekkers and mountaineers' famous Namche Bazaar dotted 150 trekker lodges with a restaurant, school, bank, bakery cafes, pool, Wi-Fi, shops, museum, army camp, helipad, and visitor centre national park headquarters. Every Saturday morning, Namche holds a weekly market where traders from Tibet and neighbouring villages. The average temperature remains -0º C in winter to +12º C in summer. Jimmy Carter, King Birendra and Edmund Hillary trekked there. 

Trekking Season 

The best times to trek to Everest Base Camp are generally in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is more stable, with clearer views and comfortable temperatures. The best seasons witness the Mani Rimdu festival, Everest expedition, Lhosar and Everest Marathon championship. However, climate change often causes snowstorms, avalanches and landslides. 

How to Get EBC

Either walking or flight get to Everest Base Camp. Lukla is the shortest trekking route to reach EBC. Kathmandu to Manthali Airport in Ramechhap requires a 4-hour drive. Ramechhap-Lukla flight (20 minutes) suggests from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a clear day. Sometimes, Kathmandu to Lukla (30 minutes) allows direct flight. A shared helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla takes 45 minutes. Lukla to EBC takes 15 minutes by helicopter. October-November, Lukla-Kathmandu takes 60 flights a day. The longest trekking route of Everest is Jiri to Everest Base Camp

Trekking Difficulty 

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is a moderate to challenging endeavour, rated around E3 to E4 on the European Hiking Difficulty Scale due to various factors. The biggest challenge is altitude over 5,500 meters concerns trekkers. The trek takes around 12-14 days on average, covering about 124,4 kilometres (77 miles) round trip. Daily distances can vary, with some days being more demanding due to elevation gain and rough terrain, including steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and some sections with exposure. The hiking goes from rocky paths to snow-covered trails, especially at higher elevations. Weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and trekkers may encounter snow, cold temperatures, and high winds, especially during certain seasons like winter and monsoon.

An adequate level of physical fitness is required to handle the demands of the trek, especially with the altitude increases. Preparation of cardio and endurance training is essential. Despite the challenges, the EBC trek is immensely rewarding and has the highest mountain views to experience Sherpa culture. However, proper preparation, acclimatization, suitable gear, and a realistic assessment of one's capabilities are crucial for a safe and enjoyable trek to Everest Base Camp.

Physically and mentally fit, pre-training and optimistic trekkers enjoy mountain hiking. Everest trek begins from Lukla Airport at 2860 m height and gets to Everest Base Camp at 5364 m height (2504 meters ascends) and Kala Patthar at 5545 m height in 8-day trip (2685 meters ascends). Lukla (2320 descends) returns in 4 days from the last settlement, Gorakshep. The medium-to-difficulty trekking routes meet uphills, downhills and zigzag paths in Dudh Koshi (Kosi), Imja Valley, Khumbu Glaciers, rugged hills, terraced fields, Sherpa villages and suspension bridges. Trekkers will meet yak, Dzopkyo (cow-yak crossbreed), horses, dogs and park wildlife along the trail. Daily hiking requires 5 to 6 hours for a 12-15 day plan. The snow-capped mountains encircled the trekkers morning and night and remained cold after Dingboche (4410 m).

The journey after Dingboche remains tough with its high altitude and thin air trail. Monjo to Namche (3 hours), Phungi Thenga 3250 m to Tengboche (2 hours), Dugla to Everest Base Camp (6 hours), Gorakshep to Kala Patthar hiking (2:00 hours) is strenuous with steep uphill and altitude risk. Phungi Thenga to Sanasha (2 hours) and Ghat to Lukla (2 hours) need stamina for an uphill walk. Trekkers must be careful about slippery, falling and rocky paths. The rest of the trek will be medium-level walking without weather issues. Check your fitness level. 

Trekking Distance 

Everest Base Camp trek generally from Lukla to Everest Base Camp with Kala Patthar round trip distance is 124.4 kilometres (77.30 miles). The EBC trekking route covers Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Base Camp, which spent 12 days hiking, including eight days ascending and five days descending with the 2-day acclimatization. The distance from Lukla to EBC is 61 km (37.9 miles).

1. Lukla to Phakding - 8 km (4.97 miles)

2. Phakding to Namche Bazaar - 11 km (6.83 miles)

3. Namche to Tengboche - 9.4 km (5.84 miles)

4. Tengboche to Dingboche - 15.3 km (9.50 miles)

5. Dingboche to Lobuche - 7.7 km (4.78 miles)

6. Lobuche to Gorakshep - 5 km (3.10 miles)

7. Gorakshep to EBC - 4.6 km (2.85 miles)

8. Gorakshep to Kala Patthar - 1.2 km (0.74 miles) 

Trekking Itinerary

Direct Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary usually takes 13-15 days with a hiking pace. Arrive at Kathmandu Airport to explore the city and prepare for trekking with a necessary permit. Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla or Manthali to Lukla as the shortest trekking route to Everest.

Rest days at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche suggest hiking to Khumjung and Everest View Hotel, Nagarjun Hill and Chhukung Valley for acclimatization and impressive views. The trek goes from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,180m), the last village before Everest Base Camp. Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), enjoy incredible mountains and glaciers, and return to Gorakshep for a night stay. Early morning trekkers hike to Kala Patthar (5545 m) for stunning sunrise views of Mount Everest and the Himalayas panorama. Return to Lukla, fly back to Kathmandu and do shopping. Departure Kathmandu airport. 

Food and Drinks 

The trekking route established teahouses offering basic accommodations and meals to experience the legendary Sherpa culture and hospitality. Along the hiking route lodge, it serves Dal Bhat, potatoes, french fry, chapati, boiled eggs, omelette, pizza, pasta, muesli, soup, Tibetan bread, pancake, apple pies, chow mein, sandwiches, macaroni, momos and noodle soup. Tea House sells cane juice, Beer, Coke, Chocolate, cookies and mineral water. Sherpa food includes a Thukpa (Noodles), Shyakpa (Sherpa Stew), Tsampa (roasted barley flour), boiled potato, Chhang (local beer) and Rakshi (local wine). Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner costs around 6 to 15 US dollars. Above 4000 meters, alcohol and smoking are risky. 

Tea House Lodge 

Everest Region lodges and accommodations along the trekking routes typically provide a simple yet comfortable place to stay, with amenities of a bed, blanket, and shared dining hall and bathroom. Everest's last guesthouse in Gorakshep is above 5180 metres altitude. They serve hot meals in local Nepalese and some Western dishes. Two beds in basic and expensive lodges (397) with food, drink, electricity, a bathroom, dining, and a local heater are between Lukla and Gorakshep.

The guesthouse rooms stay cold beyond Dingboche. The dinner is at 7:30 p.m., and sleeping time at 9 p.m. The room costs start from 500 to 1000 Rupees. A luxury resort room costs 50 US Dollars to 130 Dollars in Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Lobuche. Most of the lodges connect cell phones with an internet signal. The atmosphere in these tea houses is often warm and welcoming, allowing travellers to connect with fellow trekkers and share stories of their journeys. The experience of staying in these lodges adds to the adventure of trekking, providing a glimpse into the local culture and lifestyle amidst the breathtaking Himalayan landscape.

Trekking Equipment

Fourseason sleeping bag, rucksack, enough Nepali Rupee, warm T-shirts, windproof jacket, thermal pants, socks, gloves, shoes, sandals, trekking poles, sunglass, medical kit, two pet water bottles for hot water, camera, reading book, prayer flag, trail map, sun lotion, a warm hat is required. Namche Bazaar, Lukla sells quality trekking gear, energy bars, cookies and juice as trekker choices. The Everest Base Camp Trek 13-day itinerary is below. 

Day 01: Lukla to Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft) - 8 km - 3/4 hours

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441 m/11289 ft) - 11 km - 5/6 hours

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m/12663 ft) - 9.4 km - 5/6 hours

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (4400 m/14435 ft) -15.3 km - 5/6 hours

Day 06: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m/16174 ft) - 7.7 km - 4/5 hours

Day 08: Lobuche to EBC (5364 m/17598 ft) - 9.6 km, EBC to Gorakshep (5180 m/16994 ft) - 4.6 km - 6/7 hours

Day 09: Gorakshep to Pheriche (4250 m/13943 ft) via Kala Patthar - 14.1 km - 7/8 hours

Day 10: Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3550 m/11647 ft) - 19.3 km - 6/7 hours

Day 11: Kyangjuma to Banker (2700 m/8858 ft) - 12.4 km - 5/6 hours

Day 12: Banker to Lukla (2860m/9383 ft) - 11 km - 4/5 hours

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu (1337 m/4386 ft) - 30 minutes flight

Day 01: Lukla to Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft) - 8 km - 3/4 hours
Kathmandu (Ramechhap) to Lukla takes a 30-minute flight with scenic views of villages, forests, rivers, and snow-capped mountains. Lukla Airport settles on the lap of a high mountain. Lukla to Choplung hiking follows a downhill path for 40 minutes. Choplung to Phakding takes 2:20 hours walk. The Sherpa town of Phakding at Dudh Koshi riverbank set numerous tea shops on both sides of the river valley. Trekkers watch a view of Kusum Kanguru (6367 m), Kongde (6187 m), and Dudh Koshi River while walking. Stay overnight in Phakding with meals.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441 m/11289 ft) - 11 km - 5/6 hours
Phakding to Namche Bazaar is 789 meters ascent. Phakding to Benkar (2700 m) is an hour hike along the Dudh Koshi River Valley. Benkar to Monjo (2800 m) takes 40-minute walking with the suspension bridges, Thamserku and Kongde peak view. Monjo to Jorsalle (2810 m) is a 35-minute walk along with the trekker's lodge and Sagarmatha National Park post. Check your trekking permit there and walk 15 minutes more to the bridge over Dud Koshi near the lunch place. Jorsalle to Namche Bazaar in the Sagarmatha National Park reaches 2:40 hours hike along the river valley, Hillary bridge, pine forest and the first glimpse of Mount Everest. The Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar, established 200 lodges with a bank, internet, pub, massage, tea shop, electricity, a National Park Headquarters, an army post, a Sherpa museum and several mountain views. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar with meals.

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Early morning hike 20 minutes uphill to Sagarmatha National Park museum, Army post, and Namche Bazaar for the best view of Mount Everest and other mountains on a clear day. We will return to the hotel for a hot breakfast. We hike uphill paths for 1:30 hours to Sanghboche Airport (3720 m), the highest airport. We walk an hour uphill and downhill paths to Khumjung Village (3790 m) with Hillary School and Yeti Skull Monastery. We climb 25 minutes to the Everest View Hotel (3880 m) for superb views of Mount Everest (8848 m), Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Tabuchi, Thame Peak, Kongde (6187 m), Lhotse (8510 m) and Dudh Koshi valley. We descend an hour to Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar with meals.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m/12663 ft) - 9.4 km - 5/6 hours
We have a hot breakfast at 7:00 a.m. We hike uphill downhill paths from Namche Bazaar to Phungi Thenga (3250 m) for 2:45 hours. The trekking trail offers views of River Valley, Taboche (6543 m), Everest, Lhotse, Kantega (6782 m), and Ama Dablam. After lunch, we climb to Tengboche in 2 hours with a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Sherpa village of Tengboche has five hotels, electricity, and the most popular Tengboche monastery with a view of Mount Everest. Stay overnight at Tengboche with food and beverages.

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (4400 m/14435 ft) -15.3 km - 5/6 hours
Wake up in the morning to enjoy the great mountain view. After breakfast, we hike to Pangboche (3900 m) with the downhill and uphill paths for 1:30 hours. The alpine village of Pangboche has seven hotels with a view of Ama Dablam (6812 m), Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, and Lhotse. A side trip goes to Ama Dablam base camp if you stay two nights in Pangboche. The climb takes 3:20 hours to the base camp. Pangboche to Dingboche takes a 2:40-hour hike. Sherpa town of Dingboche (4410 m) has several lodges at the lap of Mount Lhotse. This town is comparatively warmer than Pheriche village (4250 m).

Day 06: Acclimatization day in Dingboche
Make your rest day exciting with a hot breakfast before climbing to Nangkartshang Hill (5083 m) for the outstanding views of Lhotse, Island Peak (6187 m), Peak 38 (7590 m), Baruntse (7130 m), Mt Makalu (8463 m), Ama Dablam, Kantega, Thamserku, Kongde (6187 m), Taboche, Cholatse (6442 m), Lobuche Peak, Banana Lake, and surrounding valleys. A side trip from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730 m) can be possible for a 2:30-hour climb. Chhukung constructed two hotels at the viewpoint base called Chukung Ri. It offers views of Island Peak, Mt. Ama Dablam and a beautiful valley.

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m/16174 ft) - 7.7 km - 4/5 hours
After a hot breakfast, hike to Dugla (4620 m) for 1:45 hours. Dugla has a lodge to take lunch and an overnight room. The hike to Lobuche takes a 1:35-hour walk. Lobuche 4930 meters established six guesthouses. Enjoy the super view of Lobuche Peak (6169 m), Cholatse (6440 m), Taboche (6542 m), and Nuptse (7861 m).

Day 08: Lobuche to EBC (5364 m/17598 ft) - 9.6 km, EBC to Gorakshep (5180 m/16994 ft) - 4.6 km - 6/7 hours
After breakfast, the hike goes from Lobuche to Gorakshep for 2:40 hours with an uphill trail that gains 250 meters ascent. Gorakshep has five lodges as the highest and coldest camp near Kala Patthar (5545 m). The mountain views of Pumori, Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse are impressive. Gorakshep to EBC takes a 2:30-hour walk. Everest Base Camp is exciting with ice pinnacles, Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall, and surrounding mountain views except for Mount Everest. EBC to Gorakshep returns in a 1:40 hour walk.

Day 09: Gorakshep to Pheriche (4250 m/13943 ft) via Kala Patthar - 14.1 km - 7/8 hours
Early morning without breakfast, we hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18192 ft) (walking distance -1.2 km) in 1:45 hours. The sun rises over Mount Everest, Nuptse, and Pumori. We will watch the view of Sagarmatha Base Camp and Khumbu Glaciers. Kala Patthar is extremely cold, so bring enough warm clothes. The trail descends to Gorakshep in 1:15 hours. We follow the downhill path to Lobuche in 1:30 hours. We return Lobuche to Pheriche in 2:35 hours. We stay overnight at Pheriche with meals.

Day 10: Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3550 m/11647 ft) - 19.3 km - 6/7 hours
Hike from Pheriche to Pangboche in 1:50 hours with a downhill path. Tengboche will reach in 1:25 hours downhill, uphill tracks. Tengboche to Phungi Thenga takes 1:15 hours of a downhill hike. Pungi Tanga to Kyangjuma arrives at 1:30 hours with uphill walks.

Day 11: Kyangjuma to Banker (2700 m/8858 ft) - 12.4 km - 5/6 hours
Walk flat and downhill paths to Namche in 1:20 hours. We descend the pine forest to Jorsalle in 2 hours. Check out our permit and continue the hike to Mongo and Banker in 1 hour.

Day 12: Banker to Lukla (2860m/9383 ft) - 11 km - 4/5 hours
Today, hike from Banker to Phakding in 1 hour. We hike to Lukla in 2:45 hours. After Lukla, reconfirm the next day's flight ticket to return to Kathmandu or Ramechhap. Overnight stay in Lukla.

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu (1337 m/4386 ft) - 30 minutes flight
Wake up early and have a hot breakfast if you have the first flight to Kathmandu. Walk 10 minutes to Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla. The flight goes to Kathmandu (30 minutes) with views of the mountain, village and river valley. Take a taxi from the airport to Thamel for 20 minutes. The flight to Ramechhap takes 20 minutes. Take 4 hours drive to Kathmandu.

Trip Cost Includes

1. Airport arrival and departure by a private car.

2. 12 nights twin sharing lodge in the mountain.

3. Professional trekking guide.

4. Two guests share a porter.

5. Food, lodge, salary, transportation and insurance for guide and porters.

6. National Park permits, TIMS Card.

7. Both-way flight tickets Lukla-Kathmandu (or Ramechhap).

8. Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking.

Trip Cost Excludes

1. Nepal entry visa fee.

2. Mountain Travel Insurance with helicopter evacuation.

3. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

4. Bar bills, tea, coffee, dessert, drinking water, battery charge, laundry, hot shower in the trekking.

5. Tip to guide and porter.

The Everest Base Camp trek is arranged for 13 days to 16 days. However, it can modify with a tourist's physical fitness and time. 

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