Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking Route takes you into the region that has captivated adventurous men and women since the 1920s. The legends George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary, and Tenzing Norgay surround this region. Explore the rich diversity of the region, breathtaking natural scenery, and unique Sherpa culture. Discover the quaint monasteries and museums along the trekking trail. Join the company of like-minded adventurers who share the sheer pleasure of prayer wheels, prayer flags and swinging bridges during the day. Converse with your new-found friends around dining-room fire in the evening. On Everest Base Camp Trekking route, iconic Kala Patthar (5545m) provides you breathtaking scenery of the Everest region while Namche Bazaar mesmerizes you with its history, culture, and diversity.
The Everest Base Camp Trekking Route begins in Kathmandu, a city alive and full of energy. Next, it takes you through the Everest region before ending returning to Kathmandu. Starting with the short and scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, you trek through the trail marked with diversity. Trekking through unique villages including Nurning, Phakding, Benkar, Monjo, Jorsale and others. Along the way, you will find several monasteries, chortens and prayer wheels. You will cross suspension bridges clad with prayer flags. Observe the wildlife and scenery of Sagarmatha National Park. Trek along the torrential Dudh Koshi River (the Milky River) until you reach the buzzing Namche Bazaar. Namche is a true Himalayan town with interesting shops, fabulous food, stunning views, and culture. Namche Bazaar is also a traditional trading hub that paves your way further up to the ancient monasteries in Tengboche and Dingboche.
After sufficient acclimatization at lower altitude, you head for the beautiful Gorak Shep and the iconic Kala Patthar for a surreal view of the Himalayas. Kala Patthar is famous for its breathtaking view of glittering peaks including the Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Changtse. Not only can you see the stunning mountains, but you will also be able to view the majestic Khumbu Glacier, the famed Khumbu Icefall, the glacial rivers, and avalanche paths. Returning back from the high Himalayas, you shall explore the authentic lifestyle of the Sherpa community and get insider insight of the rich cultural heritage of these legendary people. End the trekking in Lukla before returning to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Trekking route is basically available year round with March to May and September to December is the best time of the year for this trek. Join Trekking Planner Nepal for this trek to make sure you get the best out of the trip. With good preparation on your part and carefully planned itineraries, comfort and safety of the trekkers as the priority on our part, this trek for sure shall be leaving behind many valuable memories. Explore the region if you want to do something different, something challenging and something adventurous in your life.
Highlights for Everest Base Camp Trekking:
- Stand beneath world’s highest and towering Mt. Everest at base camp
- Explore the Highlanders villages of Sherpa enriched with colorful culture and custom
- Walking into World Heritage Sites within Sagarmatha National Parks
- Enchanting green woodland of tall rhododendron to remorseless fields of moraine and glaciers
- Sweeping scenic flights both ways facing awesome panorama of Himalaya with Everes
- On top 5,545 at Kalapathar with fabulous panorama includes closest views of Mt. Everest
- Day guided sightseeing tours in UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
Outline Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trekking:
1 st Day : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )
2nd Day : Full day in Kathmandu
3rd Day: Flight to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35m and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk
4th Day: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk
5th Day : Rest day at Namche Bazaar/Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
6th Day : Trek to Tengboche (3850m/12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk
7th Day : Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 4-5 hrs walk
8th Day :Rest day Dingboche/Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
9th Day : Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk
10th Day : Trek to Gorakshep (5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk
11th Day : Trek to Kala patthar (5545m/18193ft) 2-3 hrs walk and to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft) 5-6 hrs walk
12th Day : Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 4-5 hrs walk
13th Day : Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 5-6 hrs walk
14th Day : Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )
15th Day : Final departure
B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
This trip is fully customizable
- We can customize the trip as per your need.
- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- Have a big group? We can help.
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Dipak from Nepal Trekking planner truly went out of his way to ensure that our trip was perfect from start to finish, arranging everything from the hotel we stayed in and a tour of some areas in Kathmandu, to a fantastic guide and incredible all round experience through the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp. Dipak and Narayan the trekking guide both are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and skilled at what they do, the experience and service is unparalleled and I really hope to be visiting and using their services again as they made my trip truly special and memorable.
Trekking Planner Nepal had been researched by my friend prior to booking our visit to Kathmandu for our Everest Base Camp Trek in May 2016. The reviews were all very good; however, the proof of the pudding is as they say ‘in the eating’; well, the whole experience was made special by the attention to detail, personal service and a genuine desire by all to make our trip an experience which was memorable and as hassle free as possible. Dipak the owner of Trekking Planner was there personally to meet us at the airport and had made all the arrangements for the hotel and also brought us to our privately booked hotel at the end of our trek for the extra days we were spending in Kathmandu to ‘Chill’ and he even collected us from there to bring us to the airport for our departure. Our Guide Ganesh along with our other parties Guide Narayan were very friendly, experienced, and their intimate knowledge of the the scenery, culture and history ensured a rich and rewarding experience that made you so appreciate the natural wonders and beauty of Nepal which makes me want to return yet again. So, I have ‘eaten the excellent pudding’ and can highly recommend to you -Trekking Planner Nepal with a heart and a half.
We arranged the trek to Everest Base Camp with Nepal Trekking Planner and had an amazing trip! Dipak from Nepal Trekking Planner took care of everything. We were met from the airport, taken to hotel for rest then shown around the city by an interesting english speaking guide. We were given an authentic Nepalese meal which was fun too! The touring of Kathmandu was really appreciated and we could not have explored the city without them. Driving in Nepal is insane - but we always felt safe with the drivers they supplied.
Then the real fun began! We were introduced in advance to our mountain guide who met us early to drive to the airport to fly to Lukla. As it is a small plane every seat is a window seat. The guide recommended the left side to see the mountains and so we all had incredible views of the Himalayas on the way up. We had a smooth flight with clear skies up to the mountains.
In Lukla the guide had already arranged a porter to meet us and carry our bags. While the three in our group all had experience hiking... we were VERY glad we had a porter once we got higher up!! He was amazing - carrying our things ahead of us everyday so that it was in our rooms before we arrived after each days trek. All the Nepalese people were friendly and happy to see visitors. The guide we had was really helpful to pace us and keep us hydrated! He even pulled out snacks for us which was unexpected 🙂
Higher up some of our group got diarrhea and altitude headaches. We were taken care of so well by the guide! Who gave us hydration salts and checked on us regularly when feeling bad. We ended up taking an extra rest day on the way up by his recommendation which was no problem.
Nepal Trekking Planner are very flexible with your holiday and make it clear that they can change the plans to suit individual needs etc along the way.
Because of the guides great care of us we all made it to Everest Base Camp after 8 days in the mountains. We left early that day and to our surprise we were the first ones to arrive that day! For 30 minutes we had the entire Everest Base Camp to enjoy to ourselves!! It was beautiful being surrounded by such mountains and glaciers. Definitely worth visiting if you can!
One member of our group hadn't eaten great on the way up, and actually got worse after we got to Everest Base Camp. The guide was fantastic taking care of him and quickly found out our insurance details and contacted them and a helicopter company along with Dipak back in Kathmandu. We did not need to contact anyone. And a helicopter met us the next morning to take us all the way back to Kathmandu. From there we were taken to the international hospital where we were taken great care of and recovered in hours! Dipak was there and took us back to the hotel once we could leave. He took care of everything and the insurance were happy to pay, with just a small excess. (We used World Nomads).
Back in the city early Nepal Trekking Planner ensured we had the hotel booked for all our nights and took care of us while in Kathmandu! They even helped us arrange to go white-water-rafting on our last day 🙂 which we did with our guide which was a fun way to end the trip! We also had another meal with Dipak and the guide as a farewell sendoff.
Nepal Trekking Planner were fantastic in arranging our trip to Nepal. We would have been lost without them. We had an amazing time visiting and exploring Kathmandu, the trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, and a white water rafting trip a few hours drive from Kathmandu. No matter what happens during your visit Nepal Trekking Planner will take good care of you and ensure you have a great time!
I cannot recommend them enough and I will definitely be using them again next time I visit Nepal.
Fantastic!!!! We had a Great Honeymoon with Trekking Planner taking us up to Everest base camp.
Dipak was great got us everything we needed and arranged everything for us, Couldn't have asked for a greater Guy.
Narayan, Our Guide was second to none, He knew the mountains and was very informative what a great guy to hang out with
Lakpa our Porter, What a worker, I have never seen someone go up a mountain so fast
This trip was the most memorable trip I have been on and I recommend it to everyone!!!!
On returning home from my trip to Everest, people ask me "how was it?". I always pause and think: "where do I start? The beautiful forests, the wonderful sounds of yak bells, the things I learnt from my guide...?" . There was so much awesomeness, it's very difficult to convey what happened in the two and a bit weeks I had with Trekking Planner.
A good start is Trekking Planner's organisation and friendliness. From the very first contact I made with Dipak there was a good tailoring of the trek to our needs. All matters were well explained and no stone left unturned in Trekking Planner's organisation. The adjustment of the holiday to our needs was constant throughout, with our guide (Dibash) was able to change our programme throughout the trek to adapt to all our wishes. He and Dipak acted in a caring and friendly manner throughout the trip.
At one point I became ill near the Base Camp, Dibash took excellent care of me in a calm manner ensuring I reached my goal safely. I am extremely appreciative of this mature and high-efficacy treatment.
The accommodation was excellent the whole way up the mountain, the food and drinks options were good (and very filling - I now have a new found love for Dal Baht and yak meat!) and there was plenty of opportunity to meet other travellers and have interesting convivial conversation. Our guide, Dibash, became both a friend as well as our guide 🙂 He was extremely knowledgeable about the environment, enlightening us on our trek on stupas, mountain eights, tibetan culture, and plants. Truly a Renaissance man of the Himalayas!
I heartily recommend anyone considering a trip the Himalayas find these guys to get the most memorable experiences out of your time!
The whole Everest basecamp trek experience was fantastic. From Dipak picking us up at Kathmandu airport to dropping us off. It is just a great experience, one I’ll treasure. It's very difficult to describe how the two and a bit weeks trek. The hotel stay in Kathmandu was good. We stayed at Hotel Pilgrims. It was clean amd the staff were all lovely. The breakfast was also of high standard.
Trekking Planner's organisation, professionalism and friendliness made all the difference to our trip. We didn’t have to worry about the EIMS or any transfers, all was arranged and on time. Both Dipak the company owner and Dibash our guide were caring and friendly and made us feel very welcome.
The accommodation was good the whole way up the mountain, the food and drinks options of various different teas were good. I’d recommend the Dal Baht to anyone and the Chow Mein or noodles. Dibash, became friend as well as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and fun. He made sure we knew exactly what the next day entailed and was always on hand should we need him. We spent most night playing games and cards.
I would certainly recommend anyone considering a trip the Himalayas to contact Trekking Planners and speak to them about your requirements. We are already looking at visiting Nepal again and will be using Trekking Planners.
We had a Great holiday with Trekking Planner our trek was Everest base camp.
Dipak was great couldn’t do enough for us,
Dibash, Our Guide was great, He knew his stuff and was very informative what a great guy to hang out with.
Our Porters were also great lads very friendly and worked hard to.
I will never forget this trip and I’m sure I will be back to do another soon.
Fantastic from start to finish.
Very happy we chose Trekking planner to organize our trip to Everest Base Camp. The whole trip was adjusted to our needs. We had our own guide and felt actually sorry for huge groups we met, because we didn't have to adjust to anyone else. Always got the best rooms - we had our own toilet where others had to share, we had view of mountains while others didn't. Our guide was amazing a helped us with whatever we needed. Definitely would recommend to everyone and hopefully will get to go with Trekking planner to do Annapurna circuit in couple years!
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It's was a personal challenge. Wasn't confident we can ascend Everest Base Camp. So we need an experienced and a trusted tour planner to help us.
Mr. Deepak, Owner of Trekking Planner, was the difference. His team is really knowledgeable and helpful - guiding us with useful tips and sharing with us the rich Nepalese history along the climb. Mr. Deepak checked in on our progress frequently.
Trekking Planner made the difference! We made it to Everest Base Camp successful - it was lesser tougher than we anticipated 🙂
Thanks Mr. Deepak and Trekking Planner. for the memorable and wonderful experience.
An excellent team which is knowledgeable and experience with Nepal trekking. Mr. Deepak, Owner of Trekking Planner, is a great host who cares for his guests.
Thank you Dipak to giving me for this life time experience. Everything is very safe and enjoy very much in Nepal. Annapurna trekking was perfect trip for me. Our guide was very friendly and always listen to us. If you are looking for the Annapurna trip in Nepal I recommend Nepal Trekking Planner for you.