Everest Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek stays as one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal. With the highest peak of Mt. Everest at a height of 8,848m in its border, the trek also shows the scarce wildlife of the Everest Region.

Besides the natural show of Nepal’s pure beauty, Everest Base Camp trek takes its visitors closer to the Himalayan lifestyle. Experience the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people living in the high Eastern Himalayas.

Trip Highlights

  • Everest Base Camp
  • Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle
  • Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other peaks of the Mahalangur Mountain Range
  • Tengboche Monastery, one of Nepal’s oldest monastery
  • Peak Climbing: Kala Patthar (5,545 meters)
  • Khumbu Glacier
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Tenzing and Hilary Airport

Trip Overview

“A truly motivating trip to the Everest base camp showing us the beauty of nature and proving that one can do anything if he works hard for it”

Known as a trip to the base of the highest peak of the world, Everest Base Camp Trek is a hiking experience everyone has to try at least once in their lifetime. Completion of such a huge feat will definitely change our life for the better. Follow the steps of the great Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hilary towards the highest mountain.

As we uncover our strengths and weaknesses through the Everest Base Camp Trek, we climb up and down the valleys and the forests along the river challenging ourselves more and more and winning every challenge as it comes. Join us on this expedition of 13 days to have a go at your fitness level and to explore the natural beauty of the Everest Region. Also get fair information about the Sherpa people and their typical culture and traditions through friendly interactions. Uncover the beauty of the Khumbu Region with this 13-days trek to the Everest Base Camp.

With the start of the trekking with a flight to the Lukla airport, we will have a total of 12-days walking experience with a flight at the end of the trip. As the trails are demanding, this package needs a decent fitness level. You will have to walk through steep and narrow slopes at times so, it is better to have the energy for 5-6 hours of daily walking. Contact us in case of professional expertise and a tailored trip.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) to Phakding (2610m)

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 03: Acclimatization Day

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 06: Acclimatization Day

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m)

Day 08: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) to Gorakshep (5164m)

Day 09: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) to Periche (4371m)

Day 10: Periche to Kenjuma

Day 11: Kenjuma to Phakding (2610m)

Day 12: Phakding to Lukla (2860m)

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 1
Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) to Phakding (2610m)

After the packing of our bags in the previous night, out trip starts today with a short drive to the only international airport of Nepal. Fly to one of the most dangerous airports in the world, the Tenzing Hilary Airport early in the morning. During the flight, enjoy a lot of views of the Himalaya from your plane seats. After our arrival at the Lukla airstrip, let the porters carry all of our trekking stuff and equipment as we sort things out. From here, we will begin our trek to the village of Phakding. With easy ups and downs the trail along the Dudh Koshi river, we will arrive at our first place of accommodation. Enjoy the high suspension bridges and prayer flags during the day.

Day 2
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Wake up to the beautiful sunrise over the royal snow-capped peaks. We will enjoy our breakfast and get our energy set up to start the second day of trekking. Today, we will find ourselves in the middle of the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. Start our journey with some steep uphill climbs. Cross several high suspension bridges and prayer wheels before getting through the Sagarmatha National Park Entrance at the small village of Monjo. From there, it is all uphill until we arrive at the Sherpa Village. This village is a popular trading destination for the Sherpa people living high up in the mountains. The village boasts superb views of the Eastern Himalayas like the Mt. Everest (8848m), Thamserku (6623m) and such other peaks.

Day 3
Acclimatization Day

Today, we will take a break from all the hassles of climbing up and down the ridges. An extra day for us to get cozy with the changing altitude. This day is set for the prevention of the Altitude Mountain Sickness. As we need to have our body acclimatized, a short hike to the Everest View Point just above the Bazaar will do the trick. The viewpoint with its landscape views will also come out as an inspiration to never back down until we get to our destination. Get down back to the Bazaar for lunch and spend the rest of the day, exploring the market and the deal of things the local people have.

Day 4
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)

Set out to the village with the oldest monastery of Nepal, after having our bellies full and our minds set on our destination. Climb out of the Bazaar to get to the village of Kenjuma. The village boasts the great view of the Amadablam peak. Enjoy the scenery and then descend to the river until we arrive at the Phunki Thanga. We will fill our bellies in this village and after that, climb up a steep path to arrive at Tengboche. During our time at the village, we will also take a visit to the Tengboche monastery and explore its ancient architectural designs.

Day 5
Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)

Enjoy our breakfast with panoramic views of the mountains hanging in the distance. Then, set off on our journey to arrive at the village of Dingboche. A downhill climb to the Dudh Koshi River to get to Deboche. Walk flat until we arrive at another settlement of Pangboche. Climb up through the green lush forest of rhododendron and pine to finally make it up to our destination, Dingboche. The village offers eye-popping views of the Himalayas.

Day 6
Acclimatization Day

As we have already arrived at a high altitude, we need to have another day of acclimatization to make our bodies light from all of the slopes we had to climb. The extra day at Dingboche will be spent with a climb to a nearer valley of Chukkhung. From the valley, we will have a chance to enjoy the views of the Makalu, Amadablam, Cholatse, and several other peaks. Get back to Dingboche to end our day.

Day 7
Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m)

Today is the first day where we will be able to feel the cold mountain air along the glacial moraines and ridges. Up the thick icy rocks and the narrow slippery path to first arrive at the village of Dughla. Enjoy a cup of tea with lunch before starting our trek to have a short hike to arrive at the village of Chupki Lahara. Ascent uphill to now arrives at the village of Lobuche. The village resides at a high elevation so it might get difficult for some of us. Lobuche offers 360-degree views of the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and several other peaks. By preparing ourselves for the hike to the Everest Base Camp tomorrow, we close our eyes for the day.

Day 8
Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) to Gorakshep (5164m)

The day we have been waiting for has finally come. The day where we have beaten our old selves. We have already prepared for the summit the previous day so, with excitement, we move upwards. Climb and climb until we get to Gorakshep. It is the last human settlement before getting to the base camp. We will enjoy our lunch with the cool air and the nervousness hitting us. After lunch, leave the unnecessary equipment in the tea house as we will spend the night at Gorakshep and then, walk to the Everest Base Camp. With a slow and tiring walk up the glacial moraine, we finally arrive at the foothill of the world’s highest snow-capped peak. Finally, we can say, yes we did it. Yes, we accomplished it.

Day 9
Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) to Periche (4371m)

Rise and shine before the clock reaches 5 am. Today, we will find ourselves battling out with our inner self to complete the climb up the mountain of Kalapatthar. This is the highest elevation of the trip. A narrow climb up the rocky ridge to get to the top of Kalapatthar. With a majestic view of the Everest and such other high peaks and the redness of the peaks with the sun rising above, will surely make all the pain and battle against oneself worth it. Get back down quickly to our resting place of the day before and fill our bellies with a delicious breakfast. Follow a new trail to arrive at the village of Periche. We will have one of the hardest trekking experience today.

Day 10
Periche to Kenjuma

After filling our bellies, we climb down the narrow steep path admiring the views of the snow-capped peaks we encounter. We will stop at the village of Khumjung for lunch. From there, an easy downhill hike will take us to the village of Kenjuma. The village offers great views of the Khumbila peak and the Amadablam. Mt. Khumbila is thought to be the God of Khumbu, so climbing the peak is strictly prohibited. Enjoy the views and end the day at the tea house.

Day 11
Kenjuma to Phakding (2610m)

Today, we will trek back down to the village of Namche Bazaar. There, we will have lunch and then hike all the way back to the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park. From there, keep heading downwards to follow the river and arrive finally at the village of Phakding.

Day 12
Phakding to Lukla (2860m)

The trek from Phakding to Lukla is an easy one. So, we will have enough time to relax along the way. Walk on an easy path to follow the Dudh Koshi River and get to the starting point of our trek, Lukla. Today, we bid our porter’s goodbye.

Day 13
Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m)

Our last day to have a look at the high mountains. Wake up early to get on the plane and fly above the high peaks for one last time. After our arrival at the airport, we will guide you to your hotel room, where all of this adventure comes to a stop.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • AD-06
  • Nepal
  • Lukla
  • Lukla
  • 5,545m/18,192ft
  • 1-12
  • March to June, September to December