Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu ( 1350m )
Welcome to Kathmandu, the city of temples. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Nepal, one of our staff will receive you there. He will lead you to the hotel in a private vehicle.
Today, we will brief about your package—Everest Base Camp Trek. Additionally, we will introduce you with your trek guide who will be with you throughout your trail in this beautiful region of Khumbu.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2860m to 2643m) 40 minutes flight; 8 km, 3 – 4 hours
Well, your trekking begins from today but prior to that, we need to reach Lukla—gateway to EBC. The airplane is the best transportation mode to arrive in this beautiful town as road connectivity is still at large.
Blessed you are if the weather is clear because on a clear day you will witness several peaks of Khumbu region from the comfort of the airplane. It is a scenic flight of nearly 40 minutes.
After arriving in Lukla, we will prepare for trek and Phakding is our last destination for today. We arrange porters and recheck gears before proceeding. A flat walk of nearly two and a half hour will bring us in Phakding. It is a small settlement with the majority of Sherpa people.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (2643m to 3440m) 11 km, 6 – 7 hours
Early in the morning after breakfast, we proceed toward Namche Bazaar. It is a beautiful trail of nearly 7 hours including a lunch break. A walk of slightly over two hours will get us in Monjo where we produce our trek permit. From here, we will be entering inside Sagarmatha National Park Area.
We will be walking along the bank of the Dudh Koshi river. It will lead us to a suspension bridge. The distant view of this suspension bridge is quite remarkable. Few more hours of a walk will bring us to Top Danda (Cannon Hill). This is probably the steepest climb of your life.
Keep on going and we will arrive at another checkpoint. Arrival here means you are closer to Namche bazaar—the largest commercial hub of Khumbu region.
Namche Bazaar is naturally blessed. With the view of mountains especially minor peaks and greenery, the site will lure you a lot. The place is inhabited by Sherpa people where you can learn many things about them and their unique culture.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m)
Yes, it is a rest day today but that does not mean you will remain idol doing nothing in this naturally blessed destination. We will lead you to Everest View Hotel, 3,880m and it will take you nearly two hours to get here. Visit the hotel will be a curtain raiser for you to get an astounding view of the world’s tallest peak—Mount Everest. On a clear day, the sight will rejoice you and the moment is likely to be one of the best moments of your life. Trust me!
Apart from the visit to the hotel, we will get you to Sherpa museum where you will learn many things about this mountain people without whose assistance climbing Everest is next to impossible. Additionally, you can roam around on your own to experience this land of beauty and benediction.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3440m to 3875m) 10 km, 5 – 6 hours
Good Morning. Well, are you ready to proceed? Definitely yes, because Khumbu region is so beautiful that every new destination while on the way to EBC has its own uniqueness and beauty.
Today we will be proceeding toward Tengboche. At first, we will follow a flat trail followed by downhill trail until we arrive at Phugkitenga. Here we have our lunch and enjoy the flow of the Dudh Koshi river.
After crossing the suspension bridge built over the river, we head toward Tengboche. It is another steep trail of nearly three hours.
Tengboche is popular for its monastery and it is the largest and oldest monastery of the entire Khumbu region. Moreover, the view of mountains that you get from this very site is truly mesmerizing. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Thamserku are major mountains witnessed from here.
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (3857m to 4400m) 9 km, 5 – 6 hours
It is a walk of roughly six hours today. The trail to Dingboche is quite rewarding as you will get a closer view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam along with Imja river.
Oh yes, be careful please because this trail is also popular for some wild species such as snow leopard. Don’t worry no casualties are reported in the modern area of trekking. But do not let your sight off the guide.
Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization
Despite acclimatization, the excitement of the trek will not come to the end. On this day, we will take you to Chhukung Ri. It is at an altitude of 5,550m. One of the key reasons to get you here is to unfold the scenic beauty of the Khumbu region. What you will witness from the peak of Chhukung Ri?
Amadablam, Amphu Laboche peaks, Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Cholaste, Thamserku, Kantega and Tawache peak are major attractions of today.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche ( 4400m to 4950m) 4 km, 3 – 4 hours
Relatively, the hike today is short and rewarding as well. An ascending walk will bring you to Dugla. The awesome view of Tawache, Pumori and Cholaste Peak are today’s major attraction.
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (4925m), visit Everest Base Camp ( 5365m) 13 km, 6-7 hours
How exciting it is to imagine a day that makes your dream tangible. Isn’t it exciting? Yes, it is. Today, you will reach at EBC via Gorak Shep. Trail to Gorak Shep from Lobuche is rough and rocky. The view of Pumori (7,145), Nuptse (7,745), Lingtren (6,697) and Mt. Everest are the major attractions of Gorak Shep.
On the same day, we hike to EBC and spend a couple of hours here. We retrace the path to Gorak Shep where we will spend a blissful night.
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) to Pherice (4,288m) 12 km, 7-8 hours
It is going to be one of the longest hikes of the entire trek campaign. We will head toward Kala Patthar early in the morning to get a sunrise view. Here, you will be surrounded by mountains in 360 degrees. The view of Mt. Everest is majestic from here. After spending nearly an hour here, we proceed toward Pheriche. It will take us roughly five hours to get in Pheriche.
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (4288m to 3440 ) 15 km, 6 – 7 hours
The trail today is relatively easy and we pass through Pangboche and Tengboche to get in Namche Bazaar. Nearly a walk of six hours will get us in this commercial hub of Khumbu region—Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m) 19 km, 6 – 7 hours
Leaving the beauty of Khumbu behind, we proceed ahead to get in Lukla. We will be walking for nearly six hours to arrive in Lukla and here ends our trip to Everest Base Camp.
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
We will try to catch the first flight to Kathmandu and this will get us in the capital by 8 am. From the airport, we will escort you to the hotel. You will have ample time to roam around Kathmandu.
In the evening we, Northern Trekking team, will offer you dinner. We want you to share your experience along with feedback on the trip so that we can improve ourselves.
Day 14: Back to your destination
Here ends your Everest Base Camp Trek and with it, your Nepal stays as well. We will drop you in TIA three hours prior to scheduled flight. See you next season for another trip in a different destination as Nepal is a country with more than 100 trekking trails!