16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek from Nepal

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16 days Everest Basecamp trek from Nepal begins in the capital city of Kathmandu, surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains. Visiting Boudhanath stupa, the most historical and largest stupas of Buddhism and Swayambunath stupa, standing on a hill, overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. You will enjoy a great view of the entire Kathmandu valley in the distance and if the weather is clear, you will also have a view of some of the snow peaked mountains in the distance. Walking from the car parking to the top of the Swayambunath stupa is a great acclimatization before we start our Nepal trekking. Visit some of the oldest historical sites of Durbar squares including Kathmandu Durbar and Patan Durbar. Durbar means the Palaces of the kings and a lot of things to see in those Durbar squares.

After finishing the sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley, our 16 days Everest Basecamp trek from Nepal will continue and take a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is a small town in the Khumbu area which is the largest place where most of the Sherpa people come from and it is also the gateway town to access to the Everest base camp trek from Nepal. Sherpa people’s ancestors are believed to come from Tibet over the Himalayan Mountains so all the Sherpa people practice Buddhist religion. There is also a very big community of Sherpa people near Boudhanath stupa. Sherpa people are not only very famous to climb the mountains and working as guides or mountaineering assistants for the trekking in Nepal but also they are famous for the trekking in the whole Himalayan Mountains.

As soon as we arrive in Lukla airport, we will start our first day trekking to Phakding village. It is an easy trek of 3-4 hours walk which is a very good acclimatization to the altitude slowly. Continue trekking to Namche Bazaar which is the main town of Khumbu region, next to the Everest. After Khumbu town, continue trekking to Tengboche village and we will visit Tengboche monastery in the village which is the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region.

During our 16 days Everest base camp trek from Nepal, we will have a fantastic view of the some of the famous and most beautiful snow peaked mountains including Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Lubtse, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Thamserku and Mt Kongde so on. Passing by some beautiful villages with their grazing animals including Yaks, white stupa, prayer flags, beautiful stream water, walls of Mani stone (Mantra of Avalokitesvara ) which is to wish a good luck and happiness for the trekkers and climbers to the Everest. During our 16 days Everest base camp trek from Nepal, we will also pass by array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest.

We will continue our trekking in Nepal and once again, we will pass by rocky dunes, moraine, beautiful stream and finally, we will reach our final destination of Nepal trekking to the Everest Basecamp. As soon as we reach the Everest Base Camp, we will see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). We will have a great view of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori from the base camp. If you like to have a bigger and wider view of Mt Everest from the Everest base camp, we recommend you to plan another Everest base camp trek from Tibet.

 
DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
01Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to downtown (1,300m/4,264ft/20Km)Kathmandu valley-ThamelHotelNepalese
02Kathmandu sightseeing tourBoudhanath stupa-Swayambunath stupa-Kathmandu Durbar squareHotelNepaleseBB
03Kathmandu sightseeing tourBhkatapur Durbar square-Patan Dubar Square-PashupatinathHotelNepaleseBB
04Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 - 4 hours trekKathmandu-Lukla-PhakdingLodgeNepaleseBLD
05Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours.Namche Bazar-Everest national park-view of Everest and LhotseGuest houseNepaleseBLD
06Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)Sagarmatha National Park-view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, KongdeGuest houseNepaleseBLD
07Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours.Great view of Himalayan mountain ranges including Everest-Tengboche monasteryGuest houseNepaleseBLD
08Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hoursPangboche-dingpoche-great view of Himalayan mountain range including EverestGuest houseNepaleseBLD
09Dingboche: AcclimatizationDay hike to Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley-great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.Guest houseNepaleseBLD
10Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hoursDuglha-Chupki Lhara-Khumbu glacierGuest houseNepaleseBLD
11Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours.Gorak Shep-Everest BasecampGuest houseNepaleseBLD
12Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hoursKala Patthar-great view of Mt Everest-PhericheGuest houseNepaleseBLD
13Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 - 7 hoursDudh Koshi River-Namche Bazar-great view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountainsGuest houseNepaleseBLD
14Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hoursNamche Bazar-Dudh Koshi river-LuklaHotelNepaleseBLD
15Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu ( 1300m/4265ft/40 min )Lukla-Kathmandu-great view of mounain peaksHotelNepaleseBB
16Departure for homeKathmandu-Tribhuvan international airportEnd the tripNepaleseBB

Inclusive

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room or tent basis
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • BB in Kathmandu and fullboard during the trek
  • Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • All government and local taxes

Exclusive

  • International flight
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All kinds of insurance such as personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Personal and medical evacuation insurance
  • Sleeping bags
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to downtown (1,300m/4,264ft/20Km) Hotel

    Arrival in Kathmandu and meet our representative at the airport and accompany you to the airport. Afternoon, you will walk around Thamel which is the city center of Kathmandu and it is a very interesting to walk around. You can find all the shops, restaurants in the market.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Hotel on BB

    Soyambunath is the oldest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and it has more than 2000 years history. The distance from your hotel to the stupa is around 15 Km . The stupa is located on the top of a hill and you can enjoy the view of the whole Kathmandu city. After you visit Swayambunath, you will drive to Bouddhanath Stupa which was built in the form of Buddha’s eyes and surrounding the stupa there is a monastery and it is interesting to give a round to the stupa. The Boudhanath stupa has more than thousand years history and it has been listed in the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. After lunch, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square . Kathmandu Durbar Square is architectonic appraised jewels of the Kathmandu city.(Durbar means palace) In her square, we can admire infinity of temples and Palaces such as, Gaddhi Baithak Durbar, Palace of Rana style, constructed in 1908, Basandabur Durbar, Main building of the old Royal Palace and the Kumari Chowk, the living Goddesses and the Kumari bahal, where her family resides. All these objects are located in Basandapur.

  • Day 03: Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Hotel on BB

    Today, you will visit Bhkatapur Durbar square and Patan Dubar Square in the morning. Bhaktapur Durbar square is the old Royal Palace of the Bhaktapur Kingdom and it is around 13km from Kathmandu city center. Bhaktapur Durpar square has also been listed in the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. After that you will be driving to Patan Durbar square and have lunch in Patan. Patan Durbar square is the Royal Palace of Malla Kings of Lalitpur and it has also been listed in the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. After the sightseeing Patan Durbar square, you will be going to visit Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is a Sacred Pilgrimage site of all Hindus inKathmandu and it is located in the northeast of Kathmandu city center.

  • Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek. Guest house on BLD

    During the 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), we enjoy one of the most beautiful flights in the world culminating on a hillside surrounded by high mountain peaks. Lukla is the starting point of tour trekking and entering the Sherpa community, we meet our other crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. From Lukla, we start trekking. At one hour’s gradual descent, we will be at a Cheplung village from where we have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we then gradually descend until we reach Phakding and spend the night.

  • Day 05: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours. Guest hosue on BLD

    Walking through a beautiful pine forest, we follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar. Then, we cross Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. Then crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. A steep ascent brings us to the prime heart land of Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, if the weather permits, we can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 06: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft) Guest house on BLD.

    There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, and we can spend a day here acclimatizing. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Our guides can take us to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with a sunrise view and the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we trek to Khumjung village (12401ft)-a beautiful village with a Sherpa settlement. In exploring Namche Bazar, we observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy flora and fauna found at such altitude. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 07: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours. Guest house on BLD

    This segment of the trek includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. While descending to Dudh Kish River, we enjoy the views of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Upon reaching Tengboche, we visit Tengboche monastery-the largest monastery in the region and soak in the views of Everest, Ama Dablam and other peaks. Overnight in Tengboche.

  • Day 08: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours. Guest house on BLD

    We descent and trek through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This journey again rewards us with tremendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. The upper Pangboche trails reward us with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, we see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche.

  • Day 09: Dingboche: Acclimatization. Guest house on BLD

    Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.

  • Day 10: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours. Guest house on BLD

    We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. Next, we continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche.

  • Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours. Guest house on BLD

    We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. 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 that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

  • Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours. Guest house on BLD

    We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Pheriche for a good night's rest.Those participants who will visit Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast to start early as Everest base camp hike takes longer than the hike at Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both the groups will have lunch together; afternoon time is taken to descend down to Pheriche for a good night's rest.

  • Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 - 7 hours. Guest house on BLD

    We trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the prayer-flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests. In the forest, we may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We also pass winding trails then through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours. Hotel on BLD

    The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.

  • Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu ( 1300m/4265ft/40 min ) Hotel on BB

    We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.

  • Day 16: Departure for home. End the trip

    Your adventure in Nepal comes to the end today! Our representative will accompany you to the airport. We recommend to leave from your hotel 2-3 hours before your scheduled flight. Say good bye to the ancient city of Kathmandu and welcome back.

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Inclusive

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room or tent basis
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • BB in Kathmandu and fullboard during the trek
  • Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • All government and local taxes

Exclusive

  • International flight
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All kinds of insurance such as personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Personal and medical evacuation insurance
  • Sleeping bags
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves

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