Everest Base Camp Trekking 17 Days Detail itinerary
24 May

Everest Base Camp Trekking 17 Days Detail Itinerary

"Visit Himalaya Treks offers a 17-day Everest Base Camp Trek with a proven track record of success. We prioritize excellent operation management and take great care of our clients with our experienced staff. Our Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary includes acclimatization days in Namche Bazaar at an elevation of 3440 meters and Dingboche at 4410 meters."

In this edition, we want to share complete information about a typical day on our 17-days Everest Base Camp Trek. We believe these day-by-day details will be helpful for travelers seeking comprehensive information about trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

 Everest Base Camp Trekking In Nepal
Pointing the way to go Everest Base Camp Trekking In Nepal, Mount Pumori View on Top.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Details Itinerary;


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,338 m and transfer to hotel.
On landing at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport, then check into the Immigration desk. After the Nepal Visa formalities claim your baggage, then head towards the airport terminal exit gate. As you step outside, look for the sign with your name on it, or our company board Visit Himalaya Treks. Our airport representative receives you with a traditional welcome greeting with garland, while our staff takes care of the baggage. Then get into a vehicle, depending upon the size of the group, either a car, coach, or big luxury bus. 

The staff will inform you to synchronize your watch with the local NST (Nepal Standard Time). Which is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT, and the drive takes you to the Hotel, Check-in Hotel, and free day at the Hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparations.
The morning after breakfast at a given time, get ready for an exciting tour of Nepal’s landmarks. Listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, our city guide receives you for the day sightseeing tour. The drive takes you to the heart of Kathmandu city, with short walks to Kathmandu's Old Durbar Square. A wide royal courtyard and premises, steeped with historical and Hindu temples visit the Living Goddess residence. The tour takes to Kasthamandap old temple, built with the wood of a single tree. Where the name Kathmandu is derived from, the tour takes you into the palace interior of Malla and former Shah Regimes. 

After an interesting visit to Old Durbar Square, the drive leads west of the city rim to old Swyambhunath. A big Buddhist Stupa stands on a hillock above Kathmandu city, with more than 2,500 years of history. After an exciting visit to Swyambhunath, a short drive east of the city to the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Stands by the Baghmati River, a fine architecture temple with a golden roof, surrounded by four cardinal silver doors. For non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main premises but can enjoy the religious activities from the opposite bank of the river. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, an annual religious festival that takes place in February, or March as per the Hindu calendar. The event is called Shiva Ratri, and thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit from all around Nepal and India. 

After Pashupatinath, the tour leads north to a huge dome Stupa of Bouddhanath, also known as Little Tibet. Due to the local inhabitants of Tibetan origin people reside around the Bouddhanath Stupa premises. The dome stupa of three tiers, white-washed with an orange-colored design, appears like a lotus. The Stupa with the four mystical eyes of Lord Buddha in each cardinal direction, after the tour. As well as having lunch in a nice restaurant, and then back to the hotel, after an exciting day tour of great interest. 

After completing the full-day sightseeing tour, Back to the Hotel, where you will meet your Everest Base Camp Trekking Guide and our trip operation manager who will brief you with full information on the treks, local lodge, and foods. Includes a wide range of information to make your holiday meaningful and enjoyable. After the trip meeting preparation for the Everest base camp trek. Leaving early for a short flight to Lukla to begin the scenic and cultural trekking.

Lukla Airport
Lukla Airport also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport, steps your foot toward Mount Everest.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,810 m and trek to Phakding 2,610 m-03 hrs.
The morning after early getting ready for the flight to Lukla guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport. A drive of less than half an hour due to less traffic in the early morning. The Kathmandu domestic airport terminal opens from 5 a.m. onwards. On reaching the parking lot a short walk to enter the terminal, then check in at respective airlines counter. Where baggage will be weighted, allow only a maximum of 15 kg per passenger.  

The aircraft carries only 15 to 17 passengers in a Twin Otter, Dornier, or similar models. The planes for the mountainous region of the Himalayas are known as STOL aircraft (Short Takeoff and Landing). After checking in and going through security, then wait in the waiting rooms till the flight time is announced.

In the handbags, sharp items like scissors, pen-knife, and lighters are not allowed. It is better to keep bigger baggage, as the flight time is announced as a short drive towards the aircraft. Then get in a small seated plane, as the pilot gets the green signal, okay to fly. Then, it slowly makes it to the runways and lifts off high above Kathmandu city. Facing alluring views of the Himalayan range of peaks from Manaslu and Ganesh Himal in the west. Includes Langtang and Jugal Himal towards the north, then the plane diverts east, with views of Gaurishankar, Melung Tse, and Numbur Himal.

During airborne dramatic scenery of beautiful Landscapes of rolling green hills and valleys dotted with Farm villages. The views of Cho You, Everest, and Lhotse appear towards the north with Makalu in the east. The Plane flies above the high hills of Lamjura and Pikey Peak, then heads straight north to Tenzing and Hillary Airport for Parking. The plane stops in the small parking space, where only 2-3 aircraft can park. 

Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary airport is named in tribute to the late famous legendary mountaineers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary. The first summiteers of Mt. Everest from Nepal South Col on May 29th, 1953. The Lukla airport was also built by Sir Edmund Hillary, a few decades after the climbed Mt. Everest. 

Lukla is one of the busiest mountain towns around the Himalayas, due to its airport. As well as the starting and ending point of various adventures around the high Khumbu region of Everest. Where thousands of trekkers and mountaineers visit every best season of the year, an amazing Sherpa Town. Trekkers can enjoy the last overnights in the nice lodges and hotels from budget, and standard to luxury comfort. Located at 2,810 m with grand views of Kongde Peak towards the south-southwest with Naulekh and Kalo Himal towards the north. 

From Lukla starts the first day walks following the lead guide through the streets of Lukla town. Lined with many shops, stores, restaurants, hotels, and café, the trail leads to the end of Lukla Town. Entering the exit gate of Lukla towards Phakding and beyond to Namche Bazaar. The Pasang Lhamu Sherpa gate is in tribute to the first Nepali female who climbed Mt. Everest in 1993. 

From here downhill with lovely scenery of Chaurikharka Village with well-tended farm fields and vegetable gardens. Then reach the small village of Choplung, located on the mid-way of Namche Bazaar, lower Solu and Jiri routes. From here trekkers can notice beautiful Mani Walls engraved with Buddhist prayers of Tibetan origin letters.

The walk follows down and up to a small settlement of Thado Koshi a place with few lodges and Tea-Houses. As well as views of Kusum Khangkaru Peak height of 6367 meters towards the north, crossing a steel bridge then a short steep up to Ghat. A nice moderate-sized farm village, famous for white bean and potato harvest and other vegetables. The walk leads to a slow climb to reach a small Gompa (monastery) with interesting monuments of prayer wheels. From here a short down and follow the Dudh Koshi River to Phakding village for a first overnight stop.

Phakding is located lower than Lukla within a river gorge of Dudh Koshi, with more than well-built houses. Which serves as Tea House and lodges, trekkers can have the option of staying overnights in various standards of lodge.  Enjoy the comfort of nice lodge rooms, either staying in rooms with attached baths and toilets. As well as in a simple room with a common bath and toilets, as in this lovely Sherpa village at Phakding. Offers lodges from budget, standard to luxury class as per one budget for the trek to Everest base camp.

Today’s first-day walks cover a short distance of approx. 6 km/3.8 miles from Lukla to Phakding. It takes about 3 hours of easy walking to get to Phakding from Lula. After a 30-35 mins flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at an air distance of approx. 135 km /84 miles.

Phakding en route to EBC Trek
Phakding village and Dudh Kosi River view en route to Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m-06 hrs.
The morning after a good breakfast, the walks are pleasant in the first half. The trail follows above the Dudh Koshi River winding down and with a short up to reach Bhenkar Village. From here cross over a long bridge with down to a stream. In the early days’ water mills existed to grind the crops from the water power of the fast-flowing stream. 

A short bridge to cross with a steep climb for less than 30 minutes to reach a lovely Monjo Village. This village with few good lodges and shops amidst forest surroundings with views of Kongde, Khumbila, and Tharmasarku peaks. From Monjo a short walk down to enter the Sagarmatha National Park. 

Sagarmatha is a name for Everest in Nepal, the native Sherpa is called Chomolungma. In both languages means a great mother as big as an ocean, here National Park entry permits and Pasanglamu municipality entry permits are checked. The National Park is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as one of the highest parks. From here down cross a Suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River to reach Jorsalle a small settlement. 

A perfect spot for a lunch stop in one of the lodge restaurants, as this is the last place with restaurants. From here on there are no villages and settlements for some hours till Namche Bazaar is reached. Jorsalle is situated on a river gorge with hanging rocky cliff walls with some small caves. After an enjoyable lunch, start the walk to Namche Bazaar following wide river banks and crossing the bridge. The area is covered in dense trees of rhododendrons, pines, fir, and oaks with a few smaller bamboos. Leaving the river banks with short steep ups to reach a high bridge. 

Above the tributaries of Bhote Koshi, Dudh Kosi, and Imja Khola that join the main river of Dudh Koshi. Walk across the suspension bridge, then on undulating winding uphill with views of Kusum Khanguru and Kwangde peaks. As the trail follows to reach a high ridge of Toph Danda, a pleasant resting spot. On a clear day views of Mt. Everest can be seen from this refreshing rest point. 

After a short rest continue walking up, having a few short rest as the altitude gains slowly. Then coming across the suburb of Namche Bazaar, a place with a few Simple tea Houses and shops. The higher and lower trails both ways reach you at the center of Namche Bazaar. The lower trail with a traditional entrance gate with Buddhist religious arts and paintings. As well as a series of spinning prayer wheels run by the small stream waters. 

Overlooking  Namche with many fine buildings built in traditional Sherpa and Tibetan design and architecture. Nearly all houses serve as lodges, and hotels, situated in an amphitheater U shape. On arrival at Namche Bazaar, we will accommodate our clients in one of the best lodges. Enjoy the comfort in a nice room-facing view of Namche Bazaar with a backdrop of the beautiful Kongde range of peaks. Reaching Namche Bazaar by late afternoon on time for refreshing drinks and snacks before dinner.

Namche Bazaar at 3,440 m / 11,287 feet high, some people might get slight headaches sometimes. Nevertheless, Namche Bazaar is a perfect spot and height, for extra days as well as for acclimatization. Namche Bazaar the major town,  is also referred to as Khumbu Sherpa’s capital, Where a Saturday Market is held. That is once a week, hence the name tagged as Bazaar, a lively market, where trekkers can observe the local activities. Where all Khumbu Villagers visit the weekly market (bazaar) as well meeting friends and family members. 

Namche Bazaar offers banks, money exchange, and ATM including many well-stocked stores and shops. Besides fancy restaurants, café and pubs as also, an exciting place to spend extra days. The distance of walks from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is approx. 7.4 km or 4.5 miles. Total hours of trekking approx. 06 hours, with an hour less lunch stop.

Sherpa town Namche Bazaar.
Sherpa Town Namche Bazaar hearty welcome you, en route to Mt Everest.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar with a day hike.
At Namche Bazaar for a rest day to Support acclimatization, before heading to higher ground. The best way to acclimatize is by taking a day hike around Namche Bazaar’s scenic viewpoints. Walking high and sleeping and resting low is highly recommended as the best for Acclimatization.  

The best short hiking around Namche Bazaar viewpoints are as follows:

Having a good breakfast climb above from the lodge for an hour or less near the Park Headquarters. Climb to a high ridge, a place with a museum, and from the top enjoy the grand vista of Mt. Everest. Includes views of Lhotse, Nuptse, and the majestic peak of Mt. Ama Dablam with Kangtenga and Tharmasarku.

At Namche Bazaar top view Point
We love to take group Photos here on Top of Namche Bazaar View Point.

As well as peaks of Kongde range of peaks, after enjoyable and exciting views visit the nearby museum. It offers information on the Sherpa culture, history, and existing flora/fauna with early to present history of mountaineering expeditions.

Besides the museum and Namche scenic viewpoint hill, the other good hike is climbing above Namche Bazaar. To reach a high ridge and a small plateau, with a small old airstrip at Syangboche. From here a short gradual climb leads to the famous Everest View Hotel. The first luxury hotels around Khumbu and Everest region and most probably in the whole Himalayan region. 

Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, as the highest hotel at above 3,962 m/ 13,000 feet. Located around the tranquil high ridge, amidst a forest of pines and rhododendrons forest. The hotel with a nice verandah and dining room for visitors to enjoy the glorious views of Mt. Everest. Includes Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, as you relax enjoying refreshing hot drinks in a serene scenic spot.  After an enjoyable morning hikes downhill to Namche Bazaar for lunch.

The rest of the day leisurely browsing around the street of Namche Bazaar. Interested people can enjoy the long day hike to Khumjung and Khunde Villages. After visiting Everest View Hotel, walk down to Khumjung, located on a glacial valley beneath Mt. Khumbila 5,761 m/18,901 feet. It is a sacred mountain and the patron god of the Khumbu Sherpa, Khumjung is a large traditional village. 

Hidden Sherpa Village Khumjung.
Hidden Sherpa Village Khumjung village and Old Traditional Buddhist Stupa.

Quite different from Namche Bazaar, situated in serene surroundings with networks of stone walls. To guard the vegetable and crop fields of barley and wheat from the animals. At Khumjung a short climb to Old Buddhist Monastery, the only place treasure a scalp believed to be of Yeti. After an interesting tour walk to the west end of the valley floor to Khunde village. Khunde with the first Hospital in the Khumbu area build with the Support of the late Sir Edmund Hillary.

After the interesting tour of the small hospital walk along the long series of Mani Wall. At the end of Khunde Village gate, a short climb to Syangboche, a place for livestock and breeding Yaks. From Syangboche a steep downhill with fantastic aerial views of Namche Bazaar, then back to the lodge. 

One of the famous Buddhist Monastery well-known Tengboche Monastery en route to EBC Trek.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,867 m-05 hrs. 
After a pleasant two overnights at Namche Bazaar, the morning after breakfast is relatively a moderate hour walk to Temgboche. As well as scenic good treks, the morning route with short steep climb above Namche Bazaar. Then on gradual winding ups with exciting views of surrounding snow peaks to reach a lovely viewpoint. Where an impressive white Stupa stands facing grand views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Includes Ama Dablam with arrays of peaks with views of Tengboche Monastery towards the Northeast. 

From this scenic spot gradually winding up to a nice place and small settlement of Kyanjuma. Another best viewpoint of the majestic Himalayan peaks is a good rest spot with a few nice lodges and restaurants. Around this area chances of seeing some wildlife like musk deer, and Himalayan Thar. Includes Danfe a colorful pheasant and Nepal’s national bird, from here walk leads to a cross point. 

Where route to Gokyo, Khumjung, and Tengboche trail branches off, following the lower east path to reach a small settlement. The place is called Shanasha and then downhill through cool forest to reach Phunki Tenga. A popular lunch spot for trekkers heading uphill to Tengboche and beyond, located by the Imjatse River amidst dense woods. This place with few smaller lodges and restaurants, stopping for lunch. The afternoon walk leads to a steep climb winding uphill into a deep forest of rhododendrons, pines, oaks, and fir trees.

Heading slowly with a short rest, after two hours or less climb from the lunch spot reaching the entrance gate. A beautiful Buddhist religion is painted on the walls and ceiling of the Tengboche entrance gate. Then reach on top of a flat plateau surrounded by a series of giant snow peaks with views of Mt. Everest. Tengboche is a picturesque place with a number of good lodges and a fresh bakery. The most famous and renowned of this scenic spot is the colorful Monastery, which stands atop the Tengboche small settlement en route to Everest Base Camp Trekking in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

Ama Dablam and Thamserku view en route to EBC Trek
Mount Thamserku and Ama Dablam View trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery.

At present most people en route to Everest base camp head further down to Deboche for overnight stops. At Tengboche with time for a tour of the monastery interior a large complex, with a main prayer hall. Where visitors can observe the monks and priests in religious activities and prayers. The big room with religious art with vibrant paintings on walls and ceilings with a big seat for the head priest. Adorned with big statues and idols of Lord Shakyamuni, Buddha with other famous saints and Gurus. 

Tengboche Monastery is also famous for its annual religious festival called Mani Rimdu, held in autumn time. Which falls at the end of October or early November, as per the Buddhist Lunar calendar. Interested people can contact Visit Himalaya, for the trek to observe the Mani Rimdu Festival. We will provide a custom design itinerary with proper information and an actual date of the Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche monastery. 

After the tour either staying in Tengboche or a little further down to Deboche for an overnight stop. The Tengboche area is surrounded by dense vegetation and tall tree lines from here onwards towards mountainous terrains.

Dingboche Valley In route to Everest Base Camp Trek
Welcome to Dingboche Valley, En route to Everest Base Camp Trekking In Nepal.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m-05 -6 hrs. 
Early morning from Tengboche or at Deboche enjoy the views of Mt. Everest with a stunning peak of Ama Dablam. Walk down to Imjatse River through a lovely forest, after crossing the steel bridge, leaving the forest behind for mountain wilderness. From the other side of the bridge above the deep river gorge, a walk leads to slow winding ups to a Stupa. Enjoy the grand views of Ama Dablam, which makes a great picture of the Buddhist monument. 

From here enter an entrance gate of Pangboche Village, with two trails the lower lead towards our route. While the higher path leads to Upper Pangboche Village and its old monastery, the walk follows on gradual path. Then reaching Pangboche, the last permanent village en route to Dingboche and Everest base camp. It is also on the route towards

Ama Dablam base camp across the Imjatse River. After a short rest with a superb view of Ama Dablam at a close distance, the walk leads to a gradual climb to Somare. A popular lunch spot before Dingboche, offers grand views of Ama Dablam which towers above the Somare settlement. Afternoon, after lunch enjoys the walk following gentle ups, can be quite windy and cold during the afternoon. As the trail leads to the exposed country tree lines decline for short bushes of juniper and rhododendrons. Which is known as an Azalea with pink and white small flowers, when it blooms in spring. 

Ama Dablam view and Pangboche Village
Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest Himalayan Views, Background Village Pangboche en route to EBC.

The walk leads to Orsho where the trail to Pheriche and Dingboche splits, the higher route to Pheriche Valley. Following the lower gentle trail with a short descent to a stream, crossing a small bridge. The climb starts on winding up to reach a Buddhist monument with a chörten or stupa. Then from here a short walk to enter the picturesque Imjatse Valley, where the Dingboche settlement is located. Quite a large place with more than 20 houses that serve as lodges and Tea Houses with shops and stores. 

Dingboche lies beneath the towering North Face of Ama Dablam with views of Island Peak. A famous and most popular trekking peak around the Himalayas, the views Include Lhotse and Nuptse with Taboche Peak towards the northwest, We accommodate our clients as one of the best lodges. At Dingboche, most trekkers spend two overnights for good acclimatization as well as for scenic hikes to nearby viewpoint hills.

Today’s trekking distance from Tengboche or Deboche to Dingboche is approx. 10 km/6.5 miles of average 5 to 6 hours treks with a lunch stop. Please note that from Namche Bazaar onward all lodges offer common toilets and bathrooms. In Deboche only a few lodges have attached baths and toilets, the rest of the settlement is around Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep.

The reason is simple, cold freezing temperatures during the morning, late afternoon, and nighttime. The running water on taps and for flush gets frozen, this is why all baths and toilets are common in all lodges. 

Close view of Ama Dablam from Nangkar Tshang view Point.
Mount Ama Dablam North and Imja Valley view from Nangkar Tshang View Point.

Day 08: At Dingboche (4410 Meters) rest day for an acclimatization hike.
Enjoy another leisure, and rest day for better acclimatization, Dingboche offers a few good hiking spots for grand mountain panorama. The best option is to climb to Nangkar Tshang's high hilltop at 5,616 m or 18,425 feet high. From Dingboche about a 1200m climb, it will be good for acclimatization. Takes about a 3-hour uphill hike above from the lodge heading north direction to reach on top of Nangkar Tshang Hill View Point.

Fascinating views of the surrounding Snow Mountain range with views of Mt. Makalu in the east. As well as views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, and Thamserku Grand views of beautiful Imjatse Valley and Dingboche, enclosed by an array of giant peaks. Afternoon enjoy a stroll around Dingboche and rest marveling at the beautiful Surrounding scenery.

Thukla Pass 4830 meters.
Thukla Pass 4830 meters, Memorials at Thukla Pass en route to EBC Trek

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,928 m -05 hrs.
After an enjoyable overnight in Dingboche, the morning leads to a short climb to a ridge. Lined with Buddhist prayer monuments, enjoy the last views of Mt. Makalu. The walk follows on pleasant trail with gentle winding ups on hard grassy ground. Mt. Cho Oyu, Taboche, Lobuche, and Cholatse peaks appear towards north west with Pheriche Valley and the settlement down below. 

Slowly the walk leads to Thugla with a glimpse of Mt. Pumori towards the north, on reaching Thugla. A small place with a few small lodges as well as a perfect lunch stop before reaching Lobuche. Located above a fast-flowing stream, where the massif Khumbu glaciers end and melt into a torrential river. Enjoy the close views of Taboche, Cholatse with towering Ama Dablam North Face. After lunch a slow climb then gets steeper but a short uphill to reach the high Thugla ridge. 

On top trekkers can witness the memories of unfortunate mountaineers who died on the climb to Everest. As well as other adjoining mountains around the Khumbu Himal range. From here a slow steady walk up reaches an open wide valley, Where the Lobuche Settlements is situated. Located beneath Lobuche peak with a close look at Nuptse, peak, at Lobuche check into one of its good lodges. 

At Lobuche temperature drops in the evening and nighttime, as well as early in the morning before sunrise. Today’s trekking distance from Dingboche to Lobuche is approx. 8.5 km/ 5.2 miles With an average of 5 hours’ treks with a lunch stop. 

Lobuche the 2nd last stop before reaching EBC
Lobuche 4910 meters, 2nd Last stopping place before reaching Everest Base Camp.

Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364 m via Gorakshep 5,180m-06 - 8 hrs.
On the final day of the adventure to Everest Base Camp, an early start for the long day walk. It is not too far, but the rise in altitude makes the pace slower, and enough short rest. After breakfast, the walk starts on the gentle path. Then the route leads with a short climb toward rocky areas above Khumbu glacier with grand views of Pumori, Everest, and surrounding peaks.

The trail leads over rocks and some icy sections and cold puddles with a short climb and down to Gorakshep. Located on a wide open sandy field the last settlement at the end of high Khumbu Valley. Gorakshep with few lodges for overnight halt, situated beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar scenic hill. In the early days, Gorakshep was the original base camp for the Everest expedition, as the glaciers receded over the past decades. From the 1970’s onwards the base camp was shifted further to the present locations. 

Gorakshep 5140 meters.
Congratulations, you arrived at Gorakshep 5140 meters. Your Next destination is Everest Base Camp. 

After a short refreshing rest and having some soup and warm drinks tea, and coffee at Gorakshep, the walk continues heading east, on a gradual winding path. After some hours of steady walks, then reached the Everest Base Camp, amidst remorseless fields of ice, snow, and glaciers. A great experience with similar to arctic landscapes, enclosed by staggering mountains with close views of the massive Khumbu Ice Fall. Stand on the foot of the top of the World Mount Everest Base Camp, it is also the base camp of Mt. Lhotse. 

Mount Lhotse is an adjoining peak of Everest, separated by the south col, the world’s 4thhighest peak. During the mountaineering season in spring from March to May, base camp is flooded with world mountaineer’s tents and activities. After a wonderful day hike, achieving the goals of the adventure, return and walk to Gorakshep for an overnight halt.

You are here at Everest Base Camp
You Made it to Everest Base Camp, Discover a closer view of Khumbu Icefall from the real Everest Base Camp 5364 meters.

Day 11: Climb to Kalapathar 5,545m and trek back to Lobuche-06 hrs.
Rising early morning before breakfast, an exciting climb to the top of Kalapathar a famous and popular viewpoint. A steep climb of a few hours to reach the rocky high ridge, as well as the highest spot of the adventure. For every hard effort, rewards with the spectacular panorama of the giant Snow Mountains that encircle the top of Kalapathar View Point.

Enjoy the closest views of Mt. Everest, at a stone's throw distance with Mt. Pumori towers high in front. After a mind-blowing experience, walk down to Gorakshep for breakfast, and then trek to Lobuche for an overnight stop. Time permitting on the way visit the Glass Pyramids, a metrological project with a joint team of Italian and Nepali scientists. 

A lovely spot close to Lobuche Peak and a little further north from the main trail of Lobuche. The scientist here studies and records the flow of ice, glaciers, and changes in the Himalayan environment by global warming. After a short tour of the Glass Pyramid downhill to Lobuche for overnight, after a wonderful adventure climbs to Kalapathar.  

Sunset view from Kala Patthar View Point.
Congratulations for standing at Kala Patthar View Point 5545 meters, Sunset view seen over Nuptse 7861 meters, Everest 8848.86 meters, West Shoulder 7309 meters, and Changtse 7543 meters.

Day 12: Trek to Tengboche via Pheriche and Pangboche-06 hrs.
From Lobuche walk on the same route to Thugla, from here our walk diverts heading downhill to Pheriche Valley. A pleasant walk for some hours to Pheriche, a nice settlement, similar to Dingboche. Pheriche is also the place with HRA Post (Himalayan Rescue Association), a possible stop for lunch at Pheriche. 

Afternoon walks down to a river and up to a small ridge, and then descend to Somare. From here a short walk to Pangboche, and continue heading down to cross over a bridge. As climb starts for an hour or more reaching back into green vegetation and tall trees. Uphill to Deboche and then to the scenic spot of Tengboche arriving by late afternoon tea time. As well as for an overnight stop in a beautiful location with the sound of monk prayers close to the monastery. 

Pangboche village, Tengboche and Kongde view.
Pangboche village, Tengboche, and Kongde peak view from near Pangboche, way back from EBC Trek.

Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar-05 hrs.
Morning after a pleasant overnight in Tengboche enjoy the glorious panorama of the Himalayan peaks. The walk starts downhill to Phunki Tenga, and after the bridge, climbs lead to Shanasha villages. Then on a pleasant wide path to Kyanjuma, continue walking with short ups and more down to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop.

Day 14: Trek to Lukla and transfer to a lodge-07 hrs.
From Namche Bazaar enjoy the last day of our Everest Base Camp trekking which is quite a long stretch to Lukla. The morning begins heading downhill to Dudh Koshi River valley, walking past Jorsalle to cross a bridge. A short steep climb to Sagarmatha National Park Post then a short walk to Monjo. From here retrace the journey to Phakding for lunch and continue walks for a few hours on a winding trail. 

Enjoy the last-hour climb to Lukla as you enter the Pasang Lhamu entrance gate to Lukla. Walk past the town to the lodge for the last overnight stop, with time to enjoy the last dinner celebration with fellow members and trekking staff at our Trek to Everest Base Camp. A total distance covered about 160 km/80 miles, round trip from Lukla to Lukla.

Lukla Pasang Lamu Gate
National Luminary Pasang Lhamu Memorial Gate Lukla.

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. 
The morning after breakfast transfer to Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary airport, for a smooth short flight to Kathmandu or Manthali (Ramechhap) Reaching back the hustle and bustle of the city life of Kathmandu, after a great adventure and wonderful experience on Everest Base Camp Trekking In Nepal.

Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs or join in for a short tour around places of great interest. After a successful Everest Base Camp Trek, Visit Himalaya Treks offers all members to wonderful cultural dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu. Enjoying a wonderful evening after two weeks of hikes to the popular Everest Base Camp Nepal. 

Flying out from Lukla to Kathmandu
We are Ready to Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu after the wonderful Everest Base Camp Trekking. 

Day 16: In Kathmandu free day, for individual activities with options for tours.
A free day in Kathmandu to enjoy relaxing moments and for individual activities and shopping. Where one can shop for souvenirs of Nepal from handicrafts to jewelers etc. Interested people can opt for another exciting tour of Patan and Bhaktapur cities on request. However, If bad weather Lukla to Kathmandu or the Manthali (Ramechhap) flight did not happen the previous day we will have an optional day for today which often happens in the Lukla or Everest region of Nepal. 

Day 17: International departure for homeward bound.
Last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, after an overwhelming adventure and experience around the high hills of Khumbu and Everest. As the time for your international flight, our airport representative staff will transfer you to the airport to depart your home country or onward travel destination hoping to see you again in the future for another adventure in Nepal's Himalayas. 

Lukla Flight from Manthali (Ramechhap) Airport.
During the high seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (October and November), the flight to Lukla and vice versa can be diverted to another airport. Effective from March to May, including October and November. Due to heavy air traffic at Kathmandu Airport, the runways are shared by both Domestic and International Airlines. The Nepal Civil Aviation will authorize the Lukla flight from the Manthali (Ramechhap) Town Airport of Ramechap district.

Which is above 145 km driving distance from Kathmandu to Manthali town in Ramechhap. Passengers for the Lukla flight might need to fly from Ramechhap airport, where all trekkers have to reach a day before. The other options are driving early morning for a 3-4 hour drive to Manthali Airport to catch the flight for Lukla. 

This spare day in Kathmandu is a contingency in case of flight delays due to bad weather conditions. Might lead to cancellation sometimes, but the company will make a good effort to run the trip smoothly. But sometimes circumstance gets beyond command. In case of long flight delays and cancellations, the company will arrange a helicopter. Which will be at an extra cost on top of the flight ticket cost, for this reason, one needs to bear with us. 

If the flight lands at Manthali Airport in Ramechap, our staff will transfer you to a vehicle. A drive of 4-5 hours brings you back to the hotel in Kathmandu, after a great adventure on Everest base camp Trekking

Complete details can be read here about Flight to Lukla during the high season time. Please go through the link given here. https://www.visithimalayastrek.com/blog/scenic-flight-to-lukla-airport 

We shared many essential information about Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal through the blog, here I am listing below all this information. We believe it is worth reading and it is helpful for planning your upcoming trip to Everest Base Camp Nepal. 

22 Most Important Tips For Successful Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Navigating The Everest Base Camp Trek Cost And Logistics.
Best Time Of Year To Do Everest Base Camp Trekking In Nepal.
23 Best Things To Do During Everest Base Camp Trek.
Helpful Tips For Planning Your Everest Base Camp Trekking.
All You Need To Know Before Trekking To Everest Base Camp.

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