Everest Base Camp Trek[VAEBC13]



Day 1

Drive to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway destination from where the trek begins. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, reaches the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks.Start hiking approx 3-4 hrs to Phakding for overnight at the local lodge.

Day 2

Walk through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. The trail offers fantastic view of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa and Monjo, the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. The trail passes through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight at the local Lodge.

Day 3

Spend a day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and a full day of leisure to visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market. There is a  Sherpa Museum as well, a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 4

Today`s trek offer superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Along the way offers an oppertunity to spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 5

From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Uphill trek continues to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 6

Another day for acclimatization. Optional trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening for overnight.

Day 7

Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. Continue to climb heading to Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 8

This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5364 meters, the closest one can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. Return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 9

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. KalaPatthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5545m/18192ft. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028 ft, 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. Then a quick descent to Gorak Shep then trek down to Periche for overnight.

Day 10

Following the main Everest trail down the beautifully scenic valley, passing through Pangboche and re-cross the river before climbing to the monastery at Thyangboche. A steep descent of around 1500ft/500m leads through bird filled rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Kosi River and continue to Kyangjuma for overnight.

Day 11

Crossing on yet another suspension bridge, a climb up the opposite side of the valley to reach the contouring path leading back through Namche Bazaar. A steep descent for 600m/2,000ft down Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi river and the small village of Monjo. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 12

The trail now flattens out and crosses the river twice more before a rising traverse up the hill-side, past numerous tea-houses to Lukla. The rest of the day at relaxation. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 13

Early morning flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

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Type of trip
Trip Length
13 days
Maximum Elevation
5545m 18192ft
ModerateModerate or Moderate
Mar – May / Sep – Dec
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