Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 14 days 13 nights

Everest Base Camp Trek

This route takes a longer approach to Mt Everest, following the footsteps of the early expeditions, but with a slight variation. To avoid the long bus drive to the original trailhead of Jiri one flies into Phaplu to begin the trek through the much quieter Solu region of the Solukhumbu. One crosses the Trakshindo La before descending towards fast flowing milky Dudh Kosi river. The trail then follows the "milky river" north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest trail below Lukla, giving visitors time to adjust to life on the trail, acclimatize and, with the benefits of increased fitness, make the final ascent to Kalapatthar.

Once in the Khumbu region the views of the mountains - Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself - improve with every step. One is allowed ample time for acclimatization and exploration of the area in preparation for the ascent of Kalapatthar (5545m). From Lobuche, the trailwinds its way through glacial moraines until the grandest peak of them all comes into view. When one finally arrives at the highest point they are rewarded with the magnificent view of the south face of Everest. The return trip is via a different route - through Pangboche and on to Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary & Map

  • Day 01
    Kathmandu to Lukla (2380m) and Phakding (2652m)
  • Day 02
    Phakding to Namche (3446m)
  • Day 03
    Day of rest for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 04
    Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)
  • Day 05
    Tengboche to Pheriche (4252m)
  • Day 06
    Rest day at Pheriche
  • Day 07
    Pheriche to Lobuche (4930m)
  • Day 08
    Lobuche to Gorakshep (5151m)
  • Day 09
    Rest Day at Kalapatthar
  • Day 10
    Lobuche to Dingboche
  • Day 11
    Dingboche to Tengboche
  • Day 12
    Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 13
    Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 14
    Lukla to Kathmandu

Trip Information

Service Include

  • Hotel accommodation
  • BB plan in Kathmandu
  • AP plan in Pokhara
  • Transportation (AC or non-AC) by tourist coach
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • English or Chinese speaking guides
  • Boat ride on the Begnas Lake in Pokhara
  • One bottle mineral water each day
  • Complimentary departure gift
  • Monument entrance fees
  • National park permits

Service Exclude

  • Any kind of personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and unspecified meals
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Insurance cover
  • Flight charges/airport taxes/fuel surcharges