Everest Base Camp Itinerary

DESTINATION: Nepal
TRIP GRADE: Moderate To Challenging
SEASON: Mar, Apr, May & Oct, Nov
ALTITUDE: 5365 mtrs /17598 ft

 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital, and cultural hub of Nepal! We will be there to greet you warmly and provide a smooth transfer to your hotel. Expect an evening briefing to cover last-minute details about your trek. It’s advised to turn in early, as a big day awaits you.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Phakding
Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding)
Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours)
Flight time: 15 min from Ramecchap
Drive time: 4 hours & 30 mins (Kathmandu to Ramecchap)

A short morning flight takes you to Lukla, where you meet your guide and porter. The trek starts with a walk through Chaurikharka village and a descent to Dudhkoshi Ghat. After crossing the Dudhkoshi River, you’ll reach Phakding for an acclimatization stop.

Note: Lukla flights depart and return to Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu due to ongoing upgrades at Kathmandu Airport.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft
Walking Distance: 10-12km (5-6 hours)

After breakfast in Phakding, you embark on the trek to Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village in Nepal. The trail crosses the Dudhkoshi River, passes through Sagarmatha National Park, and ascends to Namche Bazaar. The day offers breathtaking views of Everest and surrounding peaks.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Rest and Acclimatization Day
Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft

A well-deserved break for acclimatization. Explore Namche Bazaar, visit the Sherpa museum, and enjoy the local marketplace. Optional hike to Everest View Point for further acclimatization.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Phortse
Altitude: 3,700m/12,139ft
Walking Distance: 10km (6 hours)

Start your trek towards Everest Base Camp with stunning views of Himalayan peaks. Reach Phortse, known for its beauty and legendary views of Ama Dablam.

Day 06: Phortse to Dingboche
Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft
Walking Distance: 11km (6 hours)

The trail parallels the Imja Khol River, leading to Pangboche, the largest Sherpa settlement. After lunch, trek towards Dingboche through dry, deserted mountains.

Day 07: Dingboche: Rest and Acclimatization Day
Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft

A day to rest and explore Dingboche. Optional trek to Chhukung and Imja valleys for rewarding views.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche
Altitude: 4,900m/16,076ft
Walking Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours)

The trek becomes more challenging as you ascend to Lobuche, with spectacular views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari, and Nuptse.

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp, EBC to Gorakshep
Altitude: 5,180m/16,994ft (Gorakshep) & 5,364m/17,598ft (EBC)
Walking Distance: 15km (6-8 hours)

The highlight of the trek! Reach Everest Base Camp, witnessing the Khumbu Glacier and icefall. Return to Gorakshep for a well-deserved rest.

Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapathar and Pheriche or Panboche
Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft (Kalapathar) & 4,320m/14,173ft (Pheriche)
Walking Distance: 12-13km (5-6 hours)

Wake up early for a sunrise trek to Kalapathar, offering stunning views of Everest. Descend to Pheriche or continue to Panboche.

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche
Altitude: 3,440m/11,284ft
Walking Distance: 13-15km (7-8 hours)

A downhill trek to Tengboche and further to Namche. Arrive late afternoon for the last night on the mountain.

Day 12: Namche to Phakding and Lukla
Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft
Walking Distance: Distance: 16km (6-7 hours)

Trek back towards Lukla, crossing the Hillary Suspension Bridge. Celebrate your accomplishment with your trekking crew in Lukla.

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu:
Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
Flight time: 35 min

A morning flight takes you back to Kathmandu. Spend the day resting and reflecting. In the evening, join a farewell dinner at a Nepalese restaurant.

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
Your last day in Nepal. Enjoy breakfast, do some last-minute shopping, and transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for your departure. Bid farewell with warm memories and stunning photos.

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