Everest Base Camp Trek
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.
At around 1800 (subject to flight timings) you'll be met by your guide for your pre-climb briefing to discuss tomorrow's trek and go through any questions you may have.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche and trek to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Upon having breakfast, you'll embark on a six-hour drive to Dhunche (1960m) via a vehicle. The trek to Gosainkunda Lake will begin from there, passing through scenic forests and lovely villages en route. The journey offers awe-inspiring vistas of the nearby mountains. You'll stay overnight at Sing Gompa (3330m).
Day 02: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake
You will continue your journey towards Gosainkunda Lake (4380m) after having breakfast. The trail ascends gradually through lush forests of rhododendron and oak trees, offering stunning views of the Langtang range. It will take you around 3-4 hours to reach the sacred lake, depending on your pace. Gosainkunda Lake holds high spiritual significance for both Hindus and Buddhists, and it is surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks. The pristine waters of the lake reflect the mesmerising scenery. You will spend the night at Gosainkunda Lake.
Day 03: Summit Surya Peak and fly by helicopter to Kathmandu
Climbing Surya Peak is a demanding yet exhilarating adventure. Starting early from Gosinkunda Lake, you'll make your way up the mountain, with stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys greeting you as you ascend. Upon reaching the summit, you'll be rewarded with a panoramic vista of the Himalayas, including the Langtang and Annapurna ranges.
After conquering the peak, you'll descend back to the base camp and take a helicopter ride to Kathmandu. The helicopter journey offers a unique and breathtaking view of the mountainous landscapes and provides a fitting conclusion to this unforgettable adventure.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast, your local guide will greet you and take you to Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses a range of historical and cultural landmarks. During your visit, you will also explore other heritage sites, such as the Pashupatinath Temple, a revered Hindu shrine devoted to Lord Shiva, the "Monkey Temple" of Swoyambhunath, which holds great importance for Buddhists, and the Boudhanath Shrine.
Day 05: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, and trek to Namche Bazaar
Our itinerary involves an early morning departure from the hotel to Lukla, aiming to arrive between 7:00 to 9:00 am, depending on weather and flight schedules. Upon arrival, we will have breakfast before embarking on a gentle downhill trek to Phakding, which should take approximately three hours and lead us to an altitude of 2652 meters. After lunch in Phakding, we will resume our journey to Namche Bazaar. As it will be a long day, we advise keeping a head torch handy. Nonetheless, it's important to note that you will have acclimatised to the high altitude by this point.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Deboche/ Pangboche
The journey from Namche Bazaar to Deboche/Pangboche is a picturesque and charming route that showcases the mesmerising beauty of the Himalayan landscape. The trail winds through lush forests of rhododendron and conifers, with occasional glimpses of the snow-covered mountain ranges in the distance.
Along the way, you will encounter quaint alpine villages and observe traditional Sherpa homes decorated with colorful prayer flags. The scenery transforms gradually from wooded hills to vast grasslands, offering stunning views of the towering Ama Dablam and other majestic Himalayan peaks in the background.
Day 07: Deboche/ Pangboche to Dingboche, acclimatisation hike to Nangkartshang peak and back to Dingboche
The trekking adventure begins with a gradual ascent from Deboche/Pangboche, passing through charming mountain hamlets and observing traditional Sherpa dwellings adorned with prayer flags. The landscape gradually transitions from wooded hills to open fields, offering breathtaking views of the majestic Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and other Himalayan summits in the distance. As part of the acclimatisation process, you will hike up to Nangkartshang Peak before descending back to Dingboche, a picturesque village nestled at an altitude of 4,400 meters, surrounded by stunning snow-capped peaks.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche via Kongma La Pass
Starting from Dingboche, the trek proceeds with a gentle incline through rocky terrain, ultimately reaching the Kongma La Pass at an altitude of 5,535 meters. Despite its steepness, the climb is well worth it as it offers mesmerising views of the surrounding peaks. Upon crossing the pass, the path descends to Khumbu Glacier, followed by a steep ascent to Lobuche at 4,940 meters, which provides awe-inspiring vistas.
Day 09: Lobuche to EBC to Gorekshep (Option: hike to Kala Patthar for Sunset)
Following a gentle climb from Lobuche, hikers will follow the Khumbu Glacier to reach Gorak Shep, which is situated at an altitude of 5,164 meters. At Gorak Shep, there is an optional but steep ascent to Kala Pattar, which stands at an elevation of 5,545 meters. The climb rewards with stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks, especially during sunset. After descending, the trek continues towards Everest Base Camp, which sits at an altitude of 5,364 meters. The trail to EBC passes through rocky terrain, the Khumbu Icefall, and the climbing route to Everest. After reaching EBC, hikers will return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Gorekshep to Tengboche/ Kyanjuma
While descending from Gorak Shep, you'll traverse stunning valleys and verdant rhododendron forests, with glimpses of the snow-clad Himalayan summits in the distance. The path winds through picturesque Sherpa settlements, providing an opportunity to immerse yourself in their fascinating customs and lifestyle. Though predominantly downhill, the route includes a few steep sections and demanding stretches.
Day 11: Tengboche/ Kyanjuma to Lukla
The final segment of the Everest Base Camp trek is the descent from Tengboche/Kyangjuma to Lukla. The path winds down through verdant forests of conifers and rhododendrons, occasionally offering glimpses of the majestic Himalayan peaks. Hikers will pass through quaint Sherpa villages, where they can take a break and enjoy a leisurely lunch.
After crossing the Dudh Kosi River, the trail ascends towards Lukla. Although some sections may be steep, the route provides breathtaking views of the surrounding summits. Upon reaching Lukla, trekkers can celebrate the successful completion of their journey with a meal or drink at one of the numerous restaurants or bars in the area.
Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
The last segment of the Everest Base Camp trek involves a scenic 35-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, providing trekkers with stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. As this memorable journey through the mountains draws to a close, trekkers reach the Lukla airport in preparation for their return flight to Kathmandu.
This evening, we'll visit an authentic Nepalese restaurant for dinner and some traditional Nepali songs and dance.
A driver will collect you from your hotel around 3 hours before your departing flight and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), ensuring that you arrive there at least 2 hours before your flight departs. Please let us know if you'd like to be collected earlier.
Prices per person
|No. in group 👉||Solo||2 🧍||3 🧍||4 🧍||5+ 🧍|
|3 Day Pre-Acclimatisation|
|10 Day Trek|
|Additional day on trek|
|Extra night, Hotel Buddy|
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What's included in the costs?
Note that conversely with many other operations, our prices do indeed cover meals in tea houses along the route, and return flights from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will need cash for additional beverages, and tips.
- Return airport transfers from Kathmandu Airport (KTM) to your hotel in Kathmandu
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin-share, bed and breakfast basis - one night before and one night after the trek
- Twin-share accommodation in tea houses along the trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on the trek and a cup of tea or coffee with each meal
- Return domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Services of a guide and porter (1 porter for every 2 trekkers)
- Wages, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare (where applicable), food and accommodation for your guide and porter
- Free kit hire of the following items: duffel bag, down jacket, sleeping bag
- Preparation of all required documentation and purchase of trekking permits
- Use of required medications - as carried by your mountain guide
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
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