Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip Duration 16 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Activity Trekking
Transportation By Air
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 5600 M
Max. Group Size 15
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The Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking offers you an up-close view of the mighty Mount Everest, by following the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hilary, who climbed to the top of the world in 1953. This epic trek is one everyone should experience in their lifetime. Surround yourself with some of the most beautiful landscape on the planet, while experiencing the rich culture of the Sherpa people.

The trek to the Everest base camp will take you into the spirit of the Himalayas, and grasp the earth’s greatest achievement and witness its power and elegance. Check our blog to how you can you train yourself for Everest Base Camp trekking.

The classic Everest trek begins in with a mountain flight to the Lukla airport, and ascends up to the famous Namche Bazaar; a junction for trekkers, local Sherpa and expeditions en route to summit Mount Everest. Throughout this journey, you’ll be delighted by the mesmerizing beauty of the magnificent rhododendron forests, magnolia and giant firs, roaring rivers leading you into glacial moraines as you climb into the high mountains. A must see visit is made to the spiritual site of the Tengboche Monastery situated at a height of 3867m. The journey continues to visit the Sherpa villages of Pangboche and Pheriche, following the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche, pause for an amazing view of the Ama Dablam, Taweche, and other peaks, and continue to Gorak Shep. Rising to Kala Pattar, you will get to observe the breathtaking views of the Himalayas that will literally numb your senses and make you realize the worthiness of the climb up there.

You will be stunned by the charismatic view of the southwest face of the Mt. Everest. To make your travel easier and budget we offer fixed departure dates for Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking, e-mail us for further help. If you want to join the spiritual journey to Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek (Departs on 07-Oct-2018) than click here to learn more about the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp, the world’s highest mountain.
  • Challenging hikes to KalaPattar
  • Explore Sherpa villages and the ancient Tengboche monastery.
  • Khumjung Village exploring with Yeti Scalps and Edmund Hillary Mt. Village.
  • Nepalese Cultures, lifestyle, Heritage, and more

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Welcome to Nepal, Kathmandu. Altitude: (1,350m) 4,428ft Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and also a city of World Heritage site. Our team will be waiting at the airport to transfer to your hotel. Day Tours Nepal Tour officer will meet you and greet at the hotel for further plans and trek preparation.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing. Altitude: (1,350m) 4,428ft Day Tours Nepal Cultural tour expert will meet you at 9; 00 am in your hotel to explore the ancient’s kingdoms of Kathmandu. Sightseeing tour will be 5 hrs and after returning back to hotel Day Tours Nepal Trekking guide will meet you. Trekking guide will give you a briefing about trek plans and short introduction about the places you will be visiting. Evening welcome dinner with Day Tours Nepal Team.
  • Day 03:Kathmandu - Manthali and fly to Lukla (2,800m) 9184ft and Trek to Phakding Altitude: (2,652m) 8,698ft Distance: 8 km (3-4 hours) This morning you have to wake up early, breakfast will be packed in your hotel. Grab your packed breakfast and drive to Manthali Airport. Almost 3-4 hrs drive from Kathmandu . Flight time is about 25-30min from Manthali Airport.
    After reaching Lukla we will meet our other team member who will be helping your bags to carry for the entire trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla. This is our first day and we don’t need to rush and give lot of effort to hike to Phakding. Warm up easy hike passing through Chaurikharka and descent towards to Dudhkoshi, we will be following Dudhkoshi River towards to Phakding.
  • Day 04:Phakding Trek to Namche Bazaar Altitude: (3,440m) 11,283ft Walking Distance: 10-12 km (6 hours). Before breakfast pack your gear and stuff so it will be easier for our Sherpas to move on with your bags. Our guide will help to serve the breakfast and a short briefing about the day. Today is quite tough after crossing Monjo village. The last few hr is almost gaining height and walking uphill. We will stop for lunch at Jorsalley or Monjo guide will decide. Check in tea house and enjoy the Namche Bazaar market.
  • Day 05:Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day Altitude: (3,440m) 11,283ft (3 hours) There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, we wake up to another spectacular morning and view from our room and sun rose of the breathtaking mountains. Let us make you clear something up that is a big misunderstanding about the Acclimatization day. Acclimatization day is not a rest day, it is something completely different so don’t think that after the huge climb of getting into Namche Bazaar you’ll spend today lazing around the lodges or shopping in local stores. Our team will take you to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. So after breakfast, we will start the gentle hike up to Everest view hotel (3780M) 12,401.57ft where we can see the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on.
  • Day 06:Namche Bazaar Trek to Tengboche Monastery. Altitude: (3,870m) /12,684ft Distance: 10km (6 hours) After breakfast in Namche Lodges, we set off for our next destination Tengboche. A Gentle climb up to the Namche top and we will have all the pleasure en route with the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku peak. The trail is smooth with few ups and downs up to Kyangjuma. We are least bothered about the trail as the majestic views of the Himalayas makes our expedition full of excitement. After Kyangjuma the trail is downhill a bit and we will cross the Dudh Kosi River and then a gentle climb up to Tengboche. Tengboche is a wonderful place to have scenic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Ama Dablam. It has the biggest Buddhist monastery called Tengboche Monastery.
  • Day 07:Tengboche Trek to Dingboche Altitude: (4,400m) 14,435ft Distance: 11km (6 hours) This is another best place to wake up early morning with the spectacular view of Mountains surrounding you. From the Monastery, you will hear the early morning chanting by the Monks which make your morning blessed and peaceful.l Along the way Mt. Amadablam will be smiling on our right side. We will pass through Imja River, chortens, stupas, small villages, tea houses and people working on their farm. Pretty much easier trail and after crossing Pheriche pass a gentle uphill which makes you feel like now you are adjusting to the altitude. Overnight at Dingboche.
  • Day 08:Acclimatization day in Dingboche Altitude: (4,400m) 14,435ft (2-3 hours) After breakfast take a short day hike up to Chhukhung (4730m) 15,518.37ft, and back to Dingboche.
  • Day 09:Dingboche Trek to Lobuche Altitude: (4,900m) 16,076ft Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours) Today you might feel some breathing disorder while crossing the Thugla pass due to the altitude but no need to panic. From Dingboche to Thugla trails is gentle but the 1 hr Thugla pass makes you quite tired but after crossing the pass the trail is smooth. We continue our expedition until we reach Lobuche which is our destination for today. We might feel some breathing disorder due to high altitude but still, there is no need to panic. Overnight at tea house, inclusive of full board meals.
  • Day 10:Lobuche Trek GorakShep and Day Hike to Everest Base Camp Altitude: (5164m)16,942ft & (5364m) 17598 Distance: 15km (7-8 hours) The trail leads toward Gorakshep through the rocky and rugged. While walking on the way you will see the amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and other. After reaching in Gorak Shep, we will drop our bags and a short tea break and we take the trail to Everest Base Camp. Hike towards to Base camp is strenuous due to the thin air, follow your Guide diligently. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers, we will see lot’s during the springtime. We will take the opportunity of visiting such an iconic location. After exploring Everest base camp we get back to Gorak Shep.
  • Day 11:GorakShep Morning Hike to Kalapathar and Trek to Pherice Altitude: (5,600m) 18,373ft & (4,320m) 14,173ft. Distance: 12-13 km (6-7 hours) This morning we will wake up early to hike up to our final top highest destination Kala Pathar for sunrise and 360 degrees up-close and formidable view of Mt. Everest. Kalapathar means “Black Rock” in Nepali language.The temperatures will be -10 to -14 C and chilly winds. We had seen many people get tears in their eyes after being on top over here after seeing the world’s tallest mountains. We will hike back to GorakShep the afternoon is taken to descend down to Pheriche village.
  • Day 12:Pheriche Trek to Khumjung Village Altitude: (3,790m) 12,434.38ft Walking Distance: 12 (6-7 hours) After our morning breakfast we hike to another town Khumjung, Khumjung is famous for Yeti Scalp. Also famous for Sir, Edmund Hillary memorial school, and the Monastery.
  • Day 13:Khumjung Village Trek to Monjo Altitude: (2,850m) 9,184ft Distance: 11-12 km (6 hours) From Khumjung to Namche is a different trail but when the trail meets Namche we will be hiking through the same route which we had started earlier.
  • Day 14:Monjo Trek to Lukla Altitude: (2,800m) 9184ft Distance: 9-10 km (5 hours) Today is the final day to wrap up our Classic Everest Base Camp Trek, easy hike up to Lukla. Here we are saying bye to Sherpa’s and crew who helped us in our Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking Expedition. Day Tours Nepal strongly request to all our trek members to give tips to Sherpa’s because this is what they expect at the end after the successful trip. Evening enjoys the last moment with Sherpa’s and packs for tomorrow early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

  • Day 15:Fly from Lukla to Manthali Airport and Drive to Kathmandu Altitude: (1350m) 4,428ft Here we are saying bye bye to the Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary airport after our breakfast. A scenic flight to Manthali airport. 3-4 hrs drive to Kathmandu, check in Hotel, Afternoon free time for last moment shopping or massage in Thamel. Evening Farewell dinner with Day Tours Nepal team and it's provided by the company.
  • Day 16:Final Departure Breakfast at the hotel and transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they will continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact Day Tours Nepal team.

Cost Includes

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flights tickets
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • Government registered local expert guide,
  • Porters to carry trekking bags.
  • Sagarmatha National park fees, Khumbu local entry fees, and TIMS card.
  • In cities Accommodation with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in the city.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • First Aid Kit for Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking.
  • Everest Region Trekking Map for Each Member
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc…
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, etc..
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city.

Equipment List

Trekking Equipment

Obviously you will be in higher elevation while trekking in Nepal. The weather will be different in every region but also have to pack the proper trekking equipment. Day Tours Nepal is selling Nepal’s Top Best selling treks and all are Tea-house Trekking so you don’t need to think of Camping gears.

While buying clothing please pick warm clothing especially during the winter season (Dec-Feb) in Nepal. We also suggest you to get the proper light backpack and have enough space to pack your stuff. If you are confused to buy the Trekking gears than no worries you can buy the Trekking equipment in Nepal too.

We recommend you to get check the below list for Trekking in Nepal.


  • Warm jacket – down jacket, if possible.
  • Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
  • Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
  • Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
  • Shorts and trousers, or skirt
  • 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
  • 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
  • Proper hiking boots
  • Running shoes and flip-flops
  • 2-3 t-shirts

During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:

  • The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
  • Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
  • Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
  • Snow gaiters

Trekking Gear

  • Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
  • Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
  • Map of the trekking area (Day Tours Nepal will proivde Trekking Map so you don't need to buy)
  • Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • 2 x water bottles
  • Miscellaneous
  • Toiletries
  • A small light weight and quick drying towel
  • Bar of soap
  • Sunscreen (SPF +20)
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellants (for lower elevations)

First aid kid

  • Water purification tables or a water filter
  • Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 3,500+ m elevations)
  • Toilet paper
  • Optional items
  • Camera, battery etc
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • GPS unit
  • Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
  • Sewing/repair kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Candles (for lodges)
  • Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Usefull Info

  • Sometime due to the bad weather flight to Kathmandu Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu may cancel or delay.
  • If your travel dates are easy and flexible at least 1 extra buffer day will be helpful in case of bad weather. 
  • Be friendly with your guide and porters so they can also share more information about the places, cultures, and people with you.

How difficult is it to trek Everest Base Camp?

  • This depends on the individual and their level of fitness and ability to adjust to high altitudes. At its highest point, EBC is 5,380 M ( 17,600 ft) above sea level. No matter how fit you are or how healthy you are, altitude can hit anyone.

  • Trekking towards Everest Base Camp does not require ropes, ice axes or crampons, and you don’t have to have any prior climbing or technical skills. However, it does require trekkers to hike for many hours every day, hence, endurance, the strength of will and a positive attitude is key to help you reach base camp like the superhero that you are!

  • Technical? Not at all, it's just a pure hike but obviously, it will be hard to walk on the higher elevation.

What is the weather like at Everest Base Camp?

  • November, December, January, and February are the coldest months but its also when the sky will be at its clearest. During this time there will be snow you need to be well prepared with proper trekking gears.

  • February, March, and April are the months that mark the end of the dry season. It is also the best time of year for trekking.

  • May to June marks the summer season in Nepal and it can get really hot and humid trekking in the Mountains. Mountain view will also be average at best because of haze.

  • Expect wet weather between June to Mid September as the monsoon season announces its arrival in Nepal with continuous rains and storms. It's also the off-peak season for trekkers heading out to Everest Base Camp. During this wet season, you can expect Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu flights cancellations or delays.

While it is still possible to trek Everest Base Camp during this time, you have to be mentally prepared for challenges in travel, so do plan an additional 2-3 days to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu (in case of flight cancellations).

What is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

  • Between February to May and October to December is the best time for trekking to Everest Basecamp. If you’d like to experience amazing views, the plan your trip from Mid – October to November, because that’s when the weather becomes abnormally clear and dry.

Trip Map

Trip Cost USD $1800 P/P

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