Himalayan Treks : Everest Base Camp


The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the morning trek to this base camp. However, trekking to Lukla is possible. There are no roads from Kathmandu to Lukla and as a result, the only method of transporting large and heavy goods is by plane.

In 2015, it was noted that about 40,000 people per year take the trek from the Lukla airport to the Nepal Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Trek Route Map from Nepal side
From Lukla, climbers trek upward to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, 3,440 metres (11,290 ft), following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river. It takes about two days to reach the village, which is a central hub of the area. Typically at this point, climbers allow a day of rest for acclimatization. They then trek another two days to Dingboche, 4,260 metres (13,980 ft) before resting for another day for further acclimatization. Another two days takes them to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar, 5,545 metres (18,192 ft) and Mt. Pumori.


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Trek Schedule: Everest Base Camp

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Day Schedule


Assemble Base at Kathmandu & check in at hotel. Kathmandu followed by a brief meeting and completion of last minute preparations. Night halt at Kathmandu.


Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding - Early morning transfer to domestic Airport for a flight to Lukla(2800 m/9186 ft). Arrive Lukla and start trek to Phakding. From Lukla you will pass Chaurikharka village and make a descend towards the Dudhkoshi Ghat (2530 m/8300 ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River and finally reaches Phadking (2652 m/8700 ft).


Phadking – Namchebazar - We begin for an early morning trek to Namchebazar. The trail crosses Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge and then leads you along the river to Hilary's Suspension Bridge. Arrive Namchebazar after 5/6 hours trek.


Namchebazar acclimatization day. Full day acclimatization at Namchebazar. We spend the first half of the day in a uphill climb up to Everest view hotel,which offers the first glimpses of Mt.Everest and on returning to Namchebazar, we explore the shops, restaurants and a small colorful market of this hamlet.


Namchebazar – Tengboche - We descend from Namchebazar up to Dudhkoshi river and then comes the famous steep ascent to the TengbocheGompa, with its stunning background of Amadablam, Mt.Everest and other peaks.


Tengboche – Dingboche - There is a slight descend early today through lush forest, before the gradual climb up to the valley's highest year round settlement of Pangboche 3860 m/12664 ft.). Continue ascending in the afternoon through alpine meadows and yak herds, eventually reaching Dingboche.


Dingboche acclimatization day. The second acclimatization day will be spent at Dingboche. As at Namchebazar, there is a side-trip planned from Dingboche, up the valley to Chhukung for sensational views.


Dingboche – Lobuche - We enjoy the early morning stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6444 m/21140 ft.). The trail goes from Duglha directly up to the Khumbu glacier for an hour, then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Lobuche.


Lobuche – Gorakshep - The trail continues climb to Gorakshep which is the last camp of the trek route.


Gorakshep – Kala Patthar – Gorakshep - It takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kala Patthar (Black Rock) at 5545 m/18192 ft., this small peak offers the best views of Mt.Everest, Pumori and AmaDablam. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.


Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp – Lobuche - This day leads you finally to the Everest Base Camp (5357 m/17575 ft.) walking through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest. Continuing the trek we will return to Lobuche.(4930 m/12894 ft.) for overnight stay.


Lobuche – Pangboche - The trek retraces halfway back and lunch at Pheriche.Finally the trek ends at Pangboche (3860 m/12664 ft.) which lies on the bank of ImjaKhola.


Pangboche – Namchebazar - Enroute to Namchebazar, we stop at Tengboche where the famous Mani Remdu festival is held each year on the full moon day of November and December. Overnight stay at Namchebazar.


Namchebazar – Lukla - This trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural trail. Overnight stay at Lukla.


Lukla – Kathmandu - Early morning, we fly back to Kathmandu.Rest of the day will be at leisure,Overnight stay at Kathmandu.


Adjustment day / Kathmandu local sightseeing (Optional, at extra cost).


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Things to Carry: Everest Base Camp

A list of things to be carried

  • Backpack (40 to 60 Ltrs)
  • Trekking Shoes (with rubber sole)
  • 3-4 Cotton shirts 
  • 2 Trekking Pants or track pants
  • Sweater / Pullover / Jacket
  • Thermal wear (optional)
  • Daypack (optional if your offloading the backpack)
  • Waist Pouch (to keep important things handy)
  • Woolen Scarf or Buff
  • Woolen & Cotton socks (4-5 Pairs)
  • Chappals 
  • Gloves (1 pair wollen, 1 pair waterproof)
  • Light raincoat or Poncho
  • Headlamp or Led Torch (with extra batteries)
  • Trekking Pole (optional)
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch Box
  • Electoral Powder or ORS or Glucon-D
  • Sewing Kit (Thread, Needle, Buttons)
  • Sun glasses (Avoid Blue Shade)
  • Note book & Pen
  • Camera (optional)
  • Toiletries (Sunscreen, Cold Cream, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, etc.)
  • Small and big plastic bags
  • Backpack Raincover
  • Personal medical Kit (Pain Killer, Band-aid, antiseptic cream, cotton)

Important Notes: Everest Base Camp