Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the dream adventures for any travelers. Imagine yourself at the top of the Kala Patthar Hill and watching over the golden rays of sun atop of the world highest — Mt. Everest (8848m) and range of snow-capped peaks at whole 270 degrees.
The classic trek to Everest Base Camp is very popular and stays busy during the high season like October-November and April-May with numerous trekkers and climbers grabbing once in a lifetime opportunity to walk through the lush lowland alpine forest to treeless barren landscapes, typical Sherpa communities and old authentic monasteries.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport of Lukla and then continues to descend alongside Dudh Koshi River until Phakding village on the first day. The next day may be tiring with long hour uphill climb through the thin forest towards Namche Bazaar where we shall rest and acclimatize for the day and head towards Tyangboche monastery where the panorama of Everest range and beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam will be waiting for us. We will visit the monastery and continue to Dingboche village and again have one more day for rest and acclimatization around Chhukung.
As we gain the elevation slowly and with rest, we take another two days to reach the final stop at Gorakshep, from where we make a visit to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar View Point. After capturing the golden sunshine atop the prestigious peaks along with the mesmerizing view of the 270-degree range of mountains, we start to descend to the place from where we started. We retrace our path all the way to Lukla and catch a flight to Kathmandu, leaving the mountains behind and taking all the memories.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for Trekking Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m / 8563 ft.) Drive: 30min | Flight: 25min | Walk: 3- 3.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Namchee Bazaar to Tyangboche (3870m/12697 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4410m/14468 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Rest and Acclimatization Day at Dingboche Walk: 2.5 – 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16109 ft) Walk: 4 – 4.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep to EBC (5364m / 17598 ft.) to Gorakshep (5120m/ 16798 ft) Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Sunrise Climb to Kala Patthar (5545m / 18192 ft.) and trek to Pheriche (4240m/ 13911 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Pheriche to Phortse Village (3810m / 12500 ft) Walk: 5.5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, D
Day 13Trek from Phortse Village to Monjo (m/11286 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9318 ft) Walk: 4.5 - 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Flight: 25 min. | Drive : 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 16Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
This was a trip of a lifetime. The most amazing experience thanks to Archiac Nepal with every detail organised for us. Thank you to Milan. To our guide Amrit and our now friend for life - thank you for taking us and being apart of the most amazing adventure we would have asked for!!
Amanda Ricardson, Australia
I first met Milan in Katmandu at the hostel I was staying at. I had no real travel plans, I just wanted to immerse myself in the local culture and get the best experience out of my trip. Milan was very helpful with that, he gave me very insightful explanations about life in Nepal, custom tailored my trip in the best way I could imagine, all while playing the guitar and being super friendly ! If you're looking for a trust worthy company that is more authentic than the big travel agencies, I strongly advise to check Archaic Nepal. I ended up visiting Chitwan National Park, Katmandu Valley and trekking all the way to Everest Base Camp. It was one of the best experience of my life. Nepal is awesome !!
Arnaud Bertand, France
Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
Room to Customize
Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers. There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. You may want to stay in Kathmandu by yourself or maybe do sightseeing around by yourself; we will give you more information to do it by yourself if you ask us.
We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling. It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.
We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.