Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 Days

Trip Facts

  • Total Days - 18
  • Trekking Days - 14
  • Hotel in Kathmandu - 4 Nights
  • Trek Grade - Moderate / Strenuous
  • Altitude Maximum - 5545m
  • Type to Trek - Lodge
  • Best Season - Spring / Autumn
  • Walking Time - 4 to 7 hour each day

The Everest region is one of the most well-known and popular trekking destinations in the world, home to Everest, the highest mountain of the world (8848m). This region is in the eastern part of Nepal in the Solukhumbu district. Trek to this region offer breathtaking views of some of the world’s highest mountains and other beautiful smaller peaks, vast beautiful landscapes, Buddhist monasteries and charming Sherpa villages. In the Everest region trekkers have the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions. This region is inside the Sagarmatha National Park (1148 sq. km) which was established in 1976 and was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979. Spectacular flora and fauna inhabit the park, including pine and birch trees and colorful rhododendron flowers which flourish in spring. It is not uncommon to spot mountain goats, musk deer and less frequently rare species of red panda and snow leopard.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath & Patan
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 06: Trek Namche to Phortse
Day 07: Trek Phortse to Dingbuche
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingbuche
Day 09: Trek Dingbuche to Dugla
Day 10: Trek Dugla to Labuche
Day 11: Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp & trek back to Gorakshep
Day 12: Trek Gorakshep to Kalapatthar & trek down to Pheriche
Day 13: Trek Pheriche to Tangbuche
Day 14: Trek Tangbuche to Jorsalle
Day 15: Trek Jorsalle to Lukla
Day 16: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 17: Visit Bhaktapur
Day 18: Departure

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m.

Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath and Patan: start our tour visiting a magnificent Buddhist stupa, Swoyambunath followed by a visit of Patan, a true open air museum with its pagodas, temples, and monasteries.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2650m): A scenic 40 minutes flight to Lukla (2865m) where we start our trek to Phakding which takes about 3 hours. We go through Cheplung (2700m), Thado Koshi and Ghat (2590m) villages. Phakding is a small charming place with some comfortable lodges.
Overnight: Lodge
Flight Time: 40 minutes
Walking Time: 3 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 1531m

Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche (3440m): The busy trail follows Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti where you can observe the beautiful view of Thamserku Peak then continue to Chomoa. We continue our trek again and climb to Monjo 2850m). Monjo is entry point of Sagarmatha National Park so we should complete our trekking permit and National park entry formalities before we enter the park. The trek again continues to Jorsale where we start our ascent to Namche Bazaar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Along the way you could get the first proper glimpse of Mt. Everest and other surrounding peaks. Namche bazaar is known as the gateway to Everest and has some modern facilities including some very good lodges, several monasteries, shops, bakeries, an army camp, Sagarmatha National Park quarter, museum etc.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6 hours
Difference in Elevation: +790m.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m): Today we hike to nearby Everest View Hotel where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains. You may also be interested to visit Sherpa Museum which is a great place to learn Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering in the region.
Overnight: Lodge

Day 06: Trek Namche to Phortse (3810m): The trail begins with easy walk to sanasa then gradual ascends to Mongla danda, which offers great view of Ama Dablum and Thamserku. Then a long descend to the Phortse Tanga where we stop for the lunch. After lunch, a short hike to Phortse on gradual up hill.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 370m

Day 07: Trek Phortse to Dingbuche (4410m): trek to Dingbuche takes about 7 hours. The view of the mountains though out the whole day is breathtaking, with the spectacular view of Mt. Amadablam (6856m) on the right and Mt. Everest (8848m) peeking out from Lotse wall and Mt. Lotse (8516m) itself standing in front of us being a giant wall. To make it even better most famous trekking peak Island peak stands right in the valley of Dingbuche.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6-7 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 600m

Day 08: Acclimatization Day: We hike towards Chukkung valley (Island peak), which helps you to get more acclimatize for higher altitude. Adding to that Chukkung offers splendid view of the whole valley and some spectacular ice cliffs on the right.
Overnight: Lodge

Day 09: Trek Dingbuche to Dugla (4620m): a short walk to Dugla and in the afternoon go for acclimatization hike towards Dzongla valley. A great view of Cho lotse, Tabuche and Cho la pass.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 3 hours
Difference in Elevation: +210m

Day 10: Trek Dugla to Lobuche (4930m): We start our trek with gradual uphill walk, enjoying magnificent view of Cho lotse and Tabuche. The trail ascends to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. We pass through the memorial area of Chukpilhara before reaching Lobuche. From the Lobuche, the sunset on Mt. Nuptse is particularly spectacular.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 3 hours
Difference in Elevation: +310m

Day 11: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) and excursion to Everest Base Camp (5380): As we continue our journey to Everest Base Camp, view of mountains and surroundings get better and closer. The trail up to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers great view of Pumori and Surrounding mountain peaks as well as the view of Everest Base Camp and Khumbu glacier. After having some rest in Gorakshep, we start hiking towards our final destination Everest Base Camp (5380m). It is strenuous walk to the Everest Base Camp but it is worth of every step. We spend about an hour at the Base Camp then retrace our steps back to Gorakshep.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 8 hours
Difference in Elevation: +240m

Day 12: Trek Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and trek down to Pheriche (4252m): start our day early in the morning with a plan to get to the top of the Kalapatthar (5545m) before the sunrise, which is one of the finest viewpoints in Khumbu region. After enjoying the best view of the region, we hike back to our lodge at Gorakshep and have breakfast then start our trek back to Pheriche.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 7 hours
Difference in Elevation: -918m

Day 13: Trek Pheriche to Tengboche (3860m): Leaving the mountains behind us we continue our trek by descending through Orsho, Shomare and Lower Pangboche villages to reach the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola. Then we climb a small hill to get to Tengboche.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Difference in Elevation: -392m

Day 14: Trek Tengboche to Jorsale (2810m): We continue our trek from Tengboche with a steep descent through a stunning forest of rhododendron, blue pine and silver fir to Phunkithanga, a small settlement with a couple of tea houses. Then the trail ascends to Tashinga where we cross a suspension bridge and continue along an easy flat trail to Namche Bazaar. After having lunch in Namche, our trek continues steeply down to Dudh Koshi. The walk to Jorsale follows along the Dudh Koshi River.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6-7 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 1050m

Day 15: Trek Jorsale to Lukla (2865m): On our final day of the trek, a fairly easy walk takes us back to Lukla. It is about 5 hour's trek taking us through the villages of Phakding, Ghat, Thado Koshi, and Cheplung.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Difference in Altitude: + 30m

Day 16: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (1334m): a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. The 40 minute flight to Kathmandu usually leaves early in the morning from Lukla.
Overnight: Hotel
Flight Time: 40 minutes
Difference in Elevation: - 1531m

Day 17: Visit Bhaktapur: We drive for an hour to visit an ancient city, Bhaktapur. It is one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 18: Transfer to the airport and departure.

The tour price includes:

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu
  • Transport, guided visits and entry of the monuments in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Trekking permit /TIMS, and National park entry fee
  • A professional English speaking tour/ trekking guide and porters
  • Your international flight re-confirmation
  • All necessary documents and government tax
  • Insurance for all staff (including guide, porter)

The tour price does not include:

  • International Flights
  • Meals for whole trip
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident/repatriation, helicopter/medical care)
  • Alternative / additional transportation (flights / vehicles), Accommodation in case of bad weather, flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, cold drinks, water, alcoholic drinks, telephone, Hot shower etc
  • Emergency evacuation rescue charge, if needed
  • Tips for tour/trekking staff

NOTE: Price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.

Weather Report

From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.

Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year.  Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer.  Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C.  Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.

The summer/monsoon period - It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.

Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.

In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.


  • Day back-pack
  • Gore-Tex Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Micro Fleece
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Hiking shoes (Boots)
  • Runners (sport shoes)
  • Trekking Socks
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun-glasses
  • Water bottles
  • Thermal underwear(long)
  • T- shirts
  • Sunscreen/lotion
  • Flip flop (sandal)
  • Towel Hat(Baseball cap)
  • Pristine drops (Water purifier)
  • Head light / flash light
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Gloves
  • Wind Proof Trouser(s)
  • Personal medical kid
  • Toiletries

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