Overview

One of the most famous trails in the world, Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek brings you face to face with the world’s highest mountain – Mt. Everest (8848m).  The mountain was first summited in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary.  Since then, people have traveled from all over the world to get a glimpse of the legendary mountain.  The Everest Base Camp Trek lies within Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and the world’s highest national park.  The park includes numerous snow-capped mountains, glaciers, valleys, lakes, trails, and is home to the Sherpa people.  If we’re lucky we may run into one of the rare animal species that inhabit the Khumbu region. Everest Base Camp Trek is a physically demanding journey that requires good fitness and acclimatization but is incredibly rewarding.  As we climb higher into the mountains, our spirits are filled with the energy that the mountains give us.

After our short, scenic flight to Lukla, we begin our trek full of excitement.  The following day, after passing through Sherpa villages and their fields, we reach Namche Bazaar – a trekking and trading hub of the region where we can experience Sherpa lifestyle and hospitality.  We continue our climb, passing several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries –Tengboche Monastery being the largest and most well-known.  Mani Rimdu is a festival that takes place at Tengboche Monastery during the 9th month of the Tibetan calendar, which usually in October or November during the full moon.  The public festival lasts three days and is full of entertaining dancing and ritual celebrations. From Tengboche, desolate yet mesmerizing alpine landscapes fill us with energy.  The most incredible mountain views are right before our eyes. 

Our Everest Base Camp Trek provides the best mountain views in the Himalaya.  Reaching Everest Base Camp (5364m), we witness the unforgettable beauty of this alpine region. We feel it’s historic value as we see climbing expeditions prepare to summit the mountain. Everest Base Camp Trek is an opportunity to see massive Himalayan peaks taller than 8000 meters - Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and many more. The views of Khumbu Icefall and various glaciers are spectacular.  Next, the visit to Kala Patthar (5540m) presents us with a panoramic view of mountain peaks, as well as the Khumbu Glacial Valley. Feeling refreshed, we take our time descending back to Namche Bazaar and eventually fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer.  The Everest Base Camp Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information. 

Trip Highlights

  • Reaching Everest Base Camp and the view from Kala Patthar
  • Mt. Everest, AmaDablam, Lhotse, Makalu and other incredible Himalayan views
  • Khumbu Glacier and Icefall views
  • Prayer stones and mani walls
  • Sherpa culture and hospitality

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2860m), trek to Phakding (2610m) – 30-minute flight, 2-3 hours trek
  • Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 6-7 hours trek
  • Day 04: Acclimatization and exploration day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), visit Tengboche monastery – 5 hours
  • Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m). – 5-6 hours
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche, hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5120m) or Chhukung Village (4730m)
  • Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m). – 5-6 hours
  • Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5164m) to EBC (5380m) and back to Gorakshep. –7-8 hours
  • Day 10: Gorakshep to KalaPatthar (5643m) and back to Pheriche (4370m) – 6-7 hours
  • Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar – 6-7 hours
  • Day 12: Namche to Lukla – 7-8 hours
  • Day 13: Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Back to home

Trip note

Accommodation

All our packages include accommodation in the cost.  This accommodation is included during the set itinerary.  While in Kathmandu, we provide a 2-3 Star hotel for you.  During the trek, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability. All the accommodations will be a twin-shared basis. In the mountain, Shower and toilet will be on Sharing basis. During high trekking season, you may have to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another group. 

Food

Nepal has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs.  If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time.  During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included.  Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own.  On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided.  For teahouse treks, we can order typical Nepali food, continental ,Italian , Tibetan and Indian at teahouses.  While camping, we will prepare the meals for you.  After our trek, we will have a celebration/pre-departure traditional Nepali meal in Thamel. 

Guide & Porters

A government-licensed guide will lead the trek.  All our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry.  Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one.  If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it.  Your safety is our number one priority.  For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers.  For camping treks, we will need more porters in order to carry the food, kitchen equipment, tents, etc.    

Acclimatization/Fitness/Experience

As many of our treks lead us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude.  Our treks have acclimatization days built into the itinerary.  It is best to take it slow to prevent altitude sickness.  The level of fitness necessary for our treks varies depending on the trek.  On average, expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day while on the trial.  Generally, the treks can be done with an average level of fitness.  More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek. 

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek.  We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control.  In case of medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance.  You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country.  Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains. 

Best Time to Travel

The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November).  These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course they are a little more crowded than the off-season.  It is possible to trek during the Winter (December to February), but you will face cold temperatures.  It is also possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and there is a high chance of rainfall.

Note:

Please be assured that Breeze Adventure manage our treks to the highest standards. Your safety and satisfaction are our priority. We will support you to the best of our abilities with any issues that may arise. From time to time flights to and from Lukla may be delayed due to weather conditions. It is often worthwhile to include a day or two extra in your schedule to be used in the event of a delay, or if you require a little extra time during the trek. We will work with you to ensure you get the most from your trek and visit to Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
    A representative from Breeze Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek.
    • Kathmandu
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 1400m
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2860m), trek to Phakding (2610m) – 30-minute flight, 2-3 hours trek
    Early in the morning, we catch a flight to Lukla from the Kathmandu domestic airport. The views from the plane build our anticipation and excitement for the trek.After landing, we are welcomed by our crew and the cool Himalayan breeze. We pass beautiful Sherpa villages, their agricultural fields, and many mani stones andprayer wheels. We see a spectacular view ofKusumKanguruas wereach to Phakding. Overnight in a guest house.
    • Phakding
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 2860m
  • Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 6-7 hours trek
    After breakfast, we begin to head to Namche Bazaar. We cross several suspension bridges, enjoying views of Thamserku. Following the DudhKoshi River bank,we pass other small Sherpa villages, reaching Monjo and officially enteringSagarmatha National Park. We stop at Jorsalle village for lunch and continue along the riverbank through pine forests. We cross the highest suspension bridge of the Everest region, and trekupwards. We catch our first glimpse of Mt. Everest and continue to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in a guest house.
    • Namche Bazaar
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 3440m
  • Day 04: Acclimatization and exploration day in Namche Bazaar
    Wake up with a pleasant view of Mt. KongdeRi as we have our breakfast. Today is our acclimatization day. In higher altitude, there is less oxygen in the air. We must take time to let our bodies adjust to the difference.To help acclimatize, we take a short day hike up to Sagarmatha National Park Museum and Khumjung Village. The supposed Yeti scalp at the monastery, and the Everest Viewpoint are memorable moments of the hike. Also, from the museum, we can see a perfect view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, AmaDablam, and many more pristine peaks. On the way down, we can stop at the world’s highest 5-star hotel and enjoy a cup of tea. Afterwards, we explore Namche Bazaar. Namche is a major trade center in the Khumbu region and is densely populated by the Sherpa people. The city is bustling with trekkers who have finished or are preparing for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Bakeries, cafes, equipment stores, jewelry shops, and restaurants line the streets of Namche Bazaar. Overnight in guest house.
    • Namche Bazaar
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 3880m
  • Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), visit Tengboche monastery – 5 hours
    After breakfast in Namche Bazaar, we head to Tengboche. We warm up quickly on our steep ascent towards Tengboche. After about 25 min., we pass the museum once again and take in the views. We hike on the gentle flat trail to Kyanjuma, which is being built by Pasang Sherpa, and stop for lunch at PhungiThanga. Now we reach a junction, and continuing on the EBC path, we hike up the steep trail. The rhododendron and pine forests, distract us during the strenuous hike. After a couple of hours, we arrive at Tengboche, which gives us awe-inspiring Himalayan mountain views. At the Tengboche monastery there is a daily ritual at 6am and 3pm, which we can observe. The sunset over Mt. Everest from this little village is something you will never forget. Overnight at guest house.
    • Tengboche
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 3860m
  • Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m). – 5-6 hours
    After breakfast, we continue along the gorgeous trail through the day at a leisurely pace. We do not walk for too long, though the altitude takes its toll, so it’s best to take it easy. Overnight at guest house.
    • Dingboche
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 4410m
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche, hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5120m) or Chhukung Village (4730m)
    Wake up face to face with the beautiful mountain AmaDablam and have breakfast.With our day packs, we head up to Nagarjuna viewpoint. As we climb, the village in the distance looks beautiful, and we also have anawesome view of the Mt.Khangtega, Mt. Thamsherkhu and many more. Though the viewpoint looks close,it normally takes about three hours one-way. At the top, we have the most incredible views. On the left, we seeCholatse Peak and Lake, and on the right, we see small blue glacier lakes at the bottom of Mt. AmaDablam, as well asamazing views of Mt. Makalu, Island Peak,Chopolu (Holy mountain),Baruntse and Mera Peak. The six-hour roundtrip hike is well worth it. After the day hike, we have lunch and hang out around Dingboche. Overnight at guest house.
    • Dingboche
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 5120m/ 4730m
  • Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m). – 5-6 hours
    We start our day and warm up our bodies with a 15 minute uphill hike towards Dhukla. The distance from Dingboche to Lobuche is short, but in the high altitude we walk a bit slower than the previous days. After walking for a couple of hours on the gentle flat trail with views of the gorgeous Tawache and Cholatse Peak, we arrive at our lunch spot in Thukla. It is located at the bottom of the Khumbu Glacier tongue from where we can see the fresh glacier water flowing as a little river.After lunch, the trail is steep up to the Everest Memorials. These are monuments of those people who have lost their lives during Everest expeditions. After we visit this legendary place, we head to Lobuchethrough the gentle flat trail. The sunset view of Mt. Nuptse in the evening is splendid. Overnight at guest house.
    • Lobuche
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 4940m
  • Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5164m) to EBC (5380m) and back to Gorakshep. –7-8 hours
    We wake up full of energy today, excited to make it to Everest Base Camp. We have breakfast earlier than previous days and head up to Gorakshep via Khumbu Glacier. The trail to Gorakshep is mostly uphilland rocky. Sometimes we can see avalanches on Nuptse mountain (froma safe distance) and hear cracking sounds from the Khumbu Glacier while we are heading up to Gorakshep. After having lunch and dropping our bags off at Gorakshep,we head to Everest Base Camp with our day pack. The trail is a steep, rocky incline.Everest Base Camp is located on the Khumbu Glacier, where we can see deadly Khumbu Icefall, Mt.Khumbutse and Pumori, though we cannot see Mt. Everest. In March and April,Everest Base Camp isfull of colorful tentsbecause of the different summit expedition groups.It is quite a sight seeing some of the best mountaineers preparing to take on the world’shighest mountain.
    • Gorakshep
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 5380m
  • Day 10: Gorakshep to KalaPatthar (5643m) and back to Pheriche (4370m) – 6-7 hours
    After waking up early in the morning, we begin our climb to KalaPatthar. The breath-taking view of Mt. Everest, AmaDablam, and many others right in front of us isincredible. After enjoying the view and taking some photos at KalaPatthar, we come back to Gorakshep and have our breakfast.After the breakfast, we head down to Lobuche. The trail to Lobuche goes downhill via the Khumbu Glacier. On our way, we can visit the solar house. Eventually, we end up Pheriche. Overnight at guesthouse.
    • Pheriche
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 5643m
  • Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar – 6-7 hours
    After a nice,comfortable sleep in Pheriche, we have breakfast and head down to Namche Bazaar.After walking about one hour, we are back on our previous trail that we took on the way up to Everest Base Camp. The trail to Namche Bazar is mostly downhill to Dibuche and from there it is a 25 min walk up to Tengboche. After a quick revisit to Tengboche monastery we go down to PhungiThanga for lunch.After the lunch climb up to Kyanjuma for one and half hours and enjoy the gentle flat trail to Namche Bazaar. Tonight, we celebrate our successful Everest Base Camp Trek!!
    • Namche Bazaar
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 3440m
  • Day 12: Namche to Lukla – 7-8 hours
    After having breakfast with gorgeous mountain views, we start head down to Lukla. We head down for half an hour while enjoying the last view of Mt. Everest and say bye to the mountains. We will cross six suspension bridges and pass several Sherpa villages today before arriving in Lukla.After crossing the highest bridge, we walk another 3 hours toPhakding and stop for lunch. We arrive in Lukla after 2.5 hours of walking the beautiful trail through Sherpa settlements. Time to enjoy the last night of the Himalaya inLukla!
    • Lukla
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 2860m
  • Day 13: Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu
    Have breakfast and then walk to Tenzing-Hillary airport and fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city. Farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in hotel.
    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 1400m
  • Day 14: Back to home
    Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport. Thank you for choosing Breeze Adventure as your trekking guide! We look forward to your next adventure with us.
    • Breakfast
    • 1400m

Cost Details

Cost Includes

Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.

Three nights in a2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.

All transportation for the trek, including flights to and from Lukla.

Local guest house accommodation in mountain.

Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters

Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters

Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.

All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)

First Aid Kit

Maps

Service charge and government taxes

Sagarmatha National Park entry fee

Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

International airfare

Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)

Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.

Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek

Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee

Tips for guide and porter

Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary

Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)