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Everest Base Camp Trek - 17 Days

Everest Base Camp 5,364 m (17,598 ft). And explore Kalapathar, of 5,545 meters (18,192 feet).

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek in the whole 2,400km stretch of the Himalayas in Nepal offering spectacular sceneries, real Himalayan experiences along with the extraordinary culture of the Sherpa community, all the while trekking the foothills of Mt. Everest. Experience the grandeur of Mount Everest 8,848m, from up close along with the views of many other snow-capped mountains on our all-inclusive Everest Base Camp Trek. The journey to Everest Base Camp got its limelight when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa climbed Everest for the first time in 1953 and ever since this has been the preferred choice for beginner climbers.

The trail goes over 5,000m, for the last few days before reaching Everest Base Camp but the trek isn’t as strenuous as imagined and does not require prior trekking experience while promising a fulfilling journey. Adding to the fun-filled Everest base camp trekking tour, the panoramic views of the Himalayas, monasteries, culture and the mountain flight to Lukla are a few of the highlights of this trip.

Our Everest base camp trek itinerary has been devised carefully keeping more acclimatization, visiting less trodden routes, and exploring hidden valleys. Instead of following the standard route from Namche to Dingboche, we detour from Namche Bazar for 3 days and explore the side villages such as Khumjung and Phortse. This side tour also minimises the rapid ascent from Namche Bazar 3440m, to Dingboche 4412m, and provides a better-acclimatized walk.

Your journey to Everest base camp gets into gear at the ancient valley of Kathmandu. After a night at Kathmandu, we embark on a fantastic mountain flight to Lukla airport built with the help of the famous mountaineer we all know as the late Sir Edmund Hillary, for whose namesake this famous trail of the Everest Base Camp was born. On touchdown at Lukla airport, we meet our senior guide and the other crew members, sort out our equipment and sooner than later, we hit these famous trails to the foothills of the king of all peaks – Mt. Everest 8,848m

We begin our hike slow & easy by the banks of the clean waters of the Dudh Kosi River, into the soul of Sherpa country on onto the thespian high alpine scenery beyond the horizons. We get off the primary trails sometimes and stroll into friendly villages, including the hustling bazaar of Namche. The village towns of the Khumbu, Namche Bazaar and Dingboche are ideal spots to get well acclimatized; before we make a beeline on routes used by famous mountaineers to reach Everest Base Camp. Apart from visiting Khumjung and Phortse, we will spend 2 nights at Namche Bazar 3,440m, and another 2 nights at Dingboche 4,412m, for proper acclimatization and to allow our body to adapt to the high altitude.

This trip is not only about Everest Base Camp; we also get the chance to climb Kala Pattar at (5545m), for fantastic views of Mount Everest. AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions is proud to offer what we are really sure is the best trek available to Base Camp…in the sublime Khumbu region of Nepal.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing at heritage sites
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3/4 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 hrs
Day 05: Rest and acclimatization day
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung (3,780m), 5/6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Phortse (3,840m) 5/6 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4,412m) 6/7 hrs
Day 09: Acclimatization hike to Nagartsang Peak (5,083m) 3/4 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) 6/7 hrs
Day 11: Trek to EBC (5,364m) and retrace back to Gorekshep (5,140m) 7/8 hrs
Day 12: Hike up to Kalapathar (5,545m) and retrace back to Pheriche (4,371m) 8/9 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m) 5/6 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2,860m) 6/7 hrs
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 16: Contingency day (if for flight due to bad weather)
Day 17: International departure

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Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. And after completing the visa formalities after collecting your luggage at the airport, please exit the arrival hall. Your tour leader will wait for you outside the arrival hall and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please see the AlpineTrav Expeditions placard when exiting the arrivals hall. And after checking into the hotel, welcome drinks will be served and after you are refreshed; your trek leader will brief you about your trip in the evening at your hotel lobby. And get familiar with your surroundings by walking down busy streets.

Day 2
In Kathmandu sightseeing at heritage sites

Today after breakfast we will start our tour of major historical sites of Kathmandu with our professional tour guide. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Historic Sites and as we visit the places, the more diverse cultural milieu of the valley welcomes us with warm hospitality. Such as the Palace Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath), and the Buddhist Temple (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. . After returning from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. The trek guide will give you a brief orientation about your trek. And the rest of the time you can visit Thamel and shop for necessary equipment and other essentials.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3/4 hrs

After breakfast, we take flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at 2860m. The airstrip, built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s, has a flight time of about 35 minutes. After landing we will have time to explore the village while the porter team loads the trekking equipment in order. Then, we start the trek, and where we go to the main trail of Namche Bazar above Chowrikhark. We descend to Dudhkoshi river. The walk is easy and after passing the small village on the ghat it is a short walk to Phakding where we will stay for the night.

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 hrs

Today we leave Phakding and go to Namche market. Trekking along the Dudhkoshi River, and crossing suspension bridges, we pass through lush Himalayan forests of rhododendron, pine and juniper to reach Monjo Village. And then we enter Everest National Park to go to EBC. And our guide will take care of every permit needed to enter the park. After entering the park, we cross two suspension bridges on our way to Namche Bazaar. And we climbed steeply for 2 hours to reach Namche and finally we reached Namche market. Namche Bazaar offers a panoramic view of Mount Everest (8848.86 m), Lhotse (8516 m) and Thamserku (6623 m). En route and overnight at Namche Bazar Lodge.

Day 5
Rest and acclimatization day

We spend the second night in Namche to create an environment suitable for high altitude. Namche is a prosperous village, situated on a large protected moat. After breakfast, there are several options: climb the beautiful Bhotekhola river valley towards Thame (3810 m), or visit the National Park headquarters to see interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There are mountaineering demonstrations and descriptions of the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides will be there to advise and help you along the way. And in the evening we also explore the market town of Namche. And overnight at the lodge.

Day 6
Trek to Khumjung (3,780m), 5/6 hrs

Instead of following the usual standard itinerary, we plan a trip from Namche to Dingboche to create a good atmosphere and visit hidden valleys. The route to Khumjung and Fortse is shorter than the standard route. We have a 3.4 hour walk to Khumjung via Everest View Hotel.

Day 7
Trek to Phortse (3,840m) 5/6 hrs

The next day we were on our way to Fortsey on the Low Trowden route. Fortse is also a village called Mount Everest Summit. This is the only village in the area to climb the highest mountain in the Everest region. If you want to visit, there is also a newly built climbing center in Fortsey. Consult your guide for the tour. Khumjung to Phortse 4/5 hours walk.

Day 8
Trek to Dingboche (4,412m) 6/7 hrs

Today we walk through some chortens, gem walls, and some small villages, then we taste our food on the way as we enjoy some more views of Amdablum above. We trek through Pangboche to the highest point of the true permanent settlements of the valley and reach the regular settlement on the way to Dingboche, the biggest climb of the day. The main occupation of the locals of Dingboche is agriculture. We can see fields surrounded by stone walls at Dingboche. Wheat, potato, and barley are the major crops of the Himalayas.

Day 9
Acclimatization hike to Nagartsang Peak (5,083m) 3/4 hrs

Climb up to Nagartsang Peak and sleep down Dingboche!! This is a day to relax without being inactive. Our trek to Nagartsang Peak (5,083 m) adds to our immateriality and when we climb it, we soon realize that the dreaded climb was worth it. It helps to adapt to higher altitudes, then return to Dingboche for a free afternoon to relax. It helps a lot in the heights of Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar.

Day 10
Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) 6/7 hrs

From Dingboche, we will cross some teahouses in Dugla, climb the dangerous moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and cross a series of stone monuments in memory of the Sherpas who lost their lives in the mountains. On the side of the valley. It is an amazing view to watch the sunset in Nuptse from this point. The wind and cold are a bit longer here than in Dingboche. Walking time is 6/7 hours.

Day 11
Trek to EBC (5,364m) and retrace back to Gorekshep (5,140m) 7/8 hrs

Getting to Everest Base Camp requires a real early start. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way past the icy peaks and holes of the Khumbu Glacier. After a short lunch and rest, we drive to Everest Base Camp via the once huge Gorak Shep Lake. We truly appreciate the Everest climbers who trek the perilous route through the Khumbu Icefall only after reaching Everest Base Camp. The climber’s tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of the gray surroundings (especially in spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori mountains can be seen from the base camp. On the return leg, we can take the high road for a magnificent view of the Khumbu Icefall and the route to the South Col. And we return to Gorakshep. One night stays here.

Day 12
Hike up to Kalapathar (5,545m) and retrace back to Pheriche (4,371m) 8/9 hrs

Today is the most important part of our journey. Seeing the first light of day on Everest, we start our trek at 4 am to see the dramatic views from Kalapatta. However, we should prepare in advance for the early morning, dark and cold temperatures (-10 to -14C) departure. Also, there is always the possibility of cold winds which are very common. However, to the east, familiar peaks such as Lingtran, Khumbutse, and Changtse Towers can be seen between the West Bank and Nuptse Peak. While climbing the black stone, we can take our last breath at many great views by clicking pictures. After a few hours of climbing we reach Kalapathar. From here, we climb a rocky outcrop near the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. When we reach the top, we sit on black rocks and our eyes take in incredible Himalayan views, rolling from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as possible from our camera so that they last a lifetime. After this we slowly descend back to Feriche. For a good night’s rest that we really deserve. happens.

Day 13
Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m) 5/6 hrs

Today, we return to the standard road to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche. Again the view of the mountains is breathtaking. The panoramic views of the Himalayas from Kanjuma are unreal, Ama Dablam in front of you. There we rest for lunch and another 1:30 hour walk from Kanjuma to Namche market for Namche.

Day 14
Trek to Lukla (2,860m) 6/7 hrs

Today, from Namche Bazar, we are crossing the river Dudhkoshi and trekking to Lukla. From Namche, it’s a steep descent for a few hours and then it’s a gradual trek along the Dudh Koshi river. We will reach Lukla by making the final climb to Lukla airstrip. And the rest of the day is free and you can relax in the warm sun and reflect on the emotional experiences we had while walking through these great mountains that helped us rediscover ourselves in the least expected way. On these majestic mountains. So today we will celebrate the successful completion of our trek during dinner with our Sherpa guides and porters who will all be happy to end this wonderful journey with a happy ending. Then we fell into a blissful sleep.

Day 15
Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m)

We get up early in the morning, enjoy our breakfast and get ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Katmandu. On our touchdown at the Kathmandu airport, we will be met by our office reps and transferred to your hotel.

Day 16
Contingency day (if for flight due to bad weather)

If your flight is delayed or canceled, you can extend your trip by one day. Cancellation may be due to bad weather. You can explore the place and try to mingle with the locals. You can meet local people and hear different stories from them. Try their traditional food and enjoy the day in wonderful surroundings.

Day 17
International departure

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been our pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. So stay tuned. Today is the last day of the journey, saying goodbye to the trekking and the Nepal tour is ending today! No plans except to trade emails and organize photos with travel buddies. If you have more time you can go shopping in the tourist center of Thamel where you can buy souvenirs for your family. Your AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions representative will transfer you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, (SAFE TRAVEL!! We hope to see you again)

Cost Inclusion

  • All meals: B, L, D (Including tea, coffee and fresh fruit)
  • 4 nights standard hotels and 12 nights teahouse/lodges
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights bothway (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Trekking permit, and national park +local fees
  • Local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
  • 1 porter for every 2 trekkers throughout the trek
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu
  • All transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket 'if necessary
  • Employee equipment, insurance, and allowances
  • High altitude medicine and first aid kit
  • Helicopter rescue arrangement (If necessary)
  • Group farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare & Nepal Visa
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request, Kathmandu only)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Horse renting & additional porters due to natural calamities on the trek
  • Personal expenses & Personal trekking gears
  • Drinks & Souvenirs
  • Gratuities for staff

Difficulty: Challenging

Trails of generally go above the 5000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 5 – 7 hours. The perfect setting for an introduction to moderate & challenging trekking in Nepal. Activity level/physical rating is slightly harder than leisure and involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well and the well-known ‘Nepali flat’ – a little bit up and a little bit down.


No previous experience of trekking is required but you should be moderately fit and have fun walking and adapting to high altitude conditions. Having previous experience is definitely beneficial but it is not mandatory to participate for this trip. To fully participate in this journey, all passengers must be in good physical health. We strongly advise you to prepare for your trip by exercising regularly, walking, running or going to the gym. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable the hiking experience will be. All of our travel itineraries have been designed with each aspect in mind and given enough time for adaptation.


The best season for Trek is from March to November. In both seasons, Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night. The given temperature may raise or lower with the change in weather factors: (Sunny, Snow, Rain, etc.)

Autumn/Fall (Sept to Nov)
This is when the rain settles after the monsoon (July to Mid September )and the weather gets dry. Slightly colder than Spring but presents clear views of the mountains. The mornings are clear providing the best mountain views, days are warmer, and nighttime will get cold and frosty. Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day.

Spring (March to May)
Another weather window for trekking in Nepal comes during the month of the latter March to May. The temperature will be relatively warmer during this period of time but still, nights will be cold and frosty at a higher elevation. During the spring season, The trekking trails all over the country are filled with vibrant mixes of red, pink, and white floras offering surreal experience along the trek. Spring season offers warm temperatures, blossoming flora and temperate days.

Travel insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

Group Size

Our emphasis is always on maintaining small groups to make it easier to coordinate and cooperate with each other. Our group size is small and we only charge up to 12 pax per group.
If you join us, you can join people from different countries in any age group except minors. The size of the group varies, with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 people required to conduct the trip.

Carry my own stuff

You will only carry your day pack carrying the essential items (Water, Cameras, Extra Fleece, Rain jacket, Sunscreen, Snacks, Valuable Items, etc.) that you may need during the walk. The rest of your stuff will be carried by the porter. We provide 1 porter for every 2 participants and we also provide a duffel bag to put your trekking gears.


We have a deep passion for alpine adventure and the outdoors, and with the small business group on board we have worked on the most isolated trails we are proud to be successful in every region of Nepal and this is all due to our diversity and qualified team of guides. So your journey will be led by a qualified guide with 1 porter for every 2 participants and 1 assistant guide for every 4 participants.


In Kathmandu, we stay at the Manang Hotel in Kathmandu, in the heart of Thamel, where you can relax and have fun. Breakfast will be served at the hotel and your accommodation will be based on a twinning partnership.
Whether you’re returning from the mountains or touching the base from the airport, come and relax at the hotel, and order some good Italian espresso or a cold beer enjoy.

On Trek:
(Everest area) does not require large logistics accommodation for hiking as there are many clean and friendly lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, usually a bed with pillows and blankets, but there is a wonderful view from your window. All teahouses/lodges have ample warm dining room lounges. The rooms are very basic. Blankets are usually provided by the teahouse but we will provide warm sleeping bags for everyone.

The Bathrooms are often shared and in many places, toilets are squat type. Please note that some of these are very basic and require a sense of adventure.

Single supplement:
Those who want to build their own room in Kathmandu will have to pay only one supplementary fee. Especially when traveling in groups, we always pair up to share a room with people of the same sex and age. If in the case of single by default, customers do not have to pay for a single supplement. Please note that trekking, due to limited rooms in teahouses / lodges, is sometimes not possible for singles.

On Trek: Drinking Water
Staying hydrated is important during any physical activity but especially at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3 liters per person per day.
We urge you not to buy bottled water on the trek as it contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal.
Teahouses sell almost boiled water. Nepali Rs.150-300 per liter but (cost increases when traveling) which does not require treatment. It’s also perfect for bedtime refills as it can double as a hot water bottle.
Alternatively, all teahouses will provide free cold water on request. Although it is not good to drink without treatment, it is important to note that we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle and use an effective form of water treatment.


Includes food
All meals are included in the trek and we will provide three meals a day (B, L, D) during the trek. Tea houses range from traditional Nepali dal bhat, and momo (dumplings) to Indian food to pizza and apple pie. During the trek, breakfast and dinner will be served at the tea house / lodge where you are staying and lunch will be on the way.

In Kathmandu, breakfast will be provided only to give maximum flexibility in deciding where and with whom to have lunch and dinner.

A normal day on the trek

Daily wake-up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on the trek. The wake-up time and breakfast time will be decided the night before during the briefing time. The timetable for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.

Tea will be served in your room as a wake-up call. After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast. During the trek, Breakfast and Dinner will be served at the Lodge where you stay and Lunch will be along the way. We will arrive at our destination by tea-time and the evening will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Equipment Checklist

Needless to say that kitting and stuffing yourself out for a trek is almost a herculean task that keeps you mulling and often gets you overwhelmed. But at the mercy of the renting outlets sprouting in every visible corner in Kathmandu, preparing for trekking in Nepal these days is almost tantamount to equipping yourself for a weekend backpacking trip. Most of the heavy and expensive items are easily available for rent, so you don’t actually have to travel to Nepal with a cartload of gear. We have endeavored to formulate a categorical checklist that gives you a tentative idea regarding the gears and accessories mandatory for you during the trek. The list could vary depending upon the kind of trek you pursue, the terrain, weather conditions, and time of the year. For instance, you don’t need the camp trek equipment when you are on a tea-house trek. This listing below simply serves as a guideline and you can always have your own checklist. It is always preferable to pack light and the key to this is to carry the gears and accessories that have multidimensional uses.

Clothing and Footwear:
-Long-sleeved shirts
-Warm Jackets
-Waterproof jackets
-Warm socks
-Warm Hat
-Trekking shoes
-Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
-Daypack 30-35 liters (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets, and others

-Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
-4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities

Flight tickets:
-Credit cards in case of emergencies
-Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

-Headlamps with extra batteries
-Sunglasses with UV protection
-Camera with charger or spare batteries
-A pair of trekking poles
-Water bottle one (1) liter
-Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
-Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
-Reading materials, notebooks, and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
-Quick-drying towel
-Small face towel
-Toothbrush & Toothpaste
-Deodorants, Soap, and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
-Face and body moisturizer
-Sunscreen and lip balm
-Hand sanitizer
-Antiseptic wipes
-Hygiene products
-Basic first aid kit

All-inclusive service for the trek

Trekking is an all-inclusive journey which means you only need cash for your personal expenses and food in Kathmandu. At AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions, our goal is to provide a wonderful vacation in our part of the world and ensure that our customers enjoy the vacation with as little risk and worry-free travel as possible, whether monetary, physical, or emotional. . All the logistical arrangements required for the trip will be provided to you hassle-free before your arrival. On the walk, you will be led by an experienced and medically trained guide/leader with a high staff ratio. On the trek, we offer you an open/select menu option which means you can choose your food directly from the menu.
Our itinerary is designed keeping in mind every aspect like customization, good campsites, real-life experiences, etc. (Down jacket, sleeping bag, and waterproof duffel bag), all the necessary permits for the trek, guide, and support staff, transfers, and transportation Kathmandu, etc. are included. The cost is mentioned in the inclusion

Useful Info

  • Respect the privacy of local people and ask permission before photographing them or their children
  • Appreciate and respect local culture and customs
  • Always stay on the upper side of the road when crossing donkeys for your own personal safety.
  • In landslides, fields quickly cross them or climb around them if possible.
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol are not recommended at altitudes above 3000 meters
  • Drink at least three liters of water a day
  • Be aware of symptoms associated with altitude sickness and be honest with yourself and your guide about any symptoms.
  • Although not mandatory, it is always beneficial to use the invaluable services of a guide on a hike.
  • However it is always beneficial to consult with an easy or difficult guide as needed.

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. Therefore, the trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

General Information

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Everest Base Camp Trek
From $1,750.00
per Person

Trip Facts

  • 16N/17 Days
  • Challenging
  • 5,545m/18,193ft
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Both way Flights/Vehicle
  • Lodges During Trek
  • 2 Max 12


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