Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft).

    After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Vyas Treks & Expedition will pick you up from the Airport and take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Vyas Treks & Expedition's office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Vyas Treks & Expedition. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight at Holy Himalaya.

    • Meals: Dinner
  • Day 2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation.

    Today after breakfast you start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. You visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, you get your equipment checked by your climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss your trip at Vyas Treks & Expedition’s office. Overnight at Hotel Holy Himalaya.

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 3 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8 km, 3 - 4 hours trek.

    During the 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), you enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating on a hillside surrounded by high mountainous peaks. At Lukla, a gateway destination from where your trek begins, you meet your other crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. From Lukla, you start trekking. At one hour’s gradual descent, you will be at a Cheplung village from where you have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18,900ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, you then gradually descend until you reach Phakding and spend the night.

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours.

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

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 5 Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft).

    There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, and you 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. your guides can take you 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 you are interested in a day hike, you trek to Khumjung village (12,401ft)-a beautiful village with a Sherpa settlement. In exploring Namche Bazar, you observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy flora and fauna found at such altitude. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 6 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours.

    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 Koshi River, you enjoy the views of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Upon reaching Tengboche, you visit Tengboche monastery-the largest monastery in the region and soak in the views of Everest, Ama Dablam and other peaks. Overnight in Tengboche.

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 7 Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours.

    You descent and trek through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This journey again rewards you with tremendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes you to Pangboche. The upper Pangboche trails reward you 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, you 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.

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 8 Dingboche: Acclimatization.

    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. you spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. You take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 9 Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours.

    You start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, you climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where you 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, you continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find yourself facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as you follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 10 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours.

    You take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, you come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that you follow your lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. You pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you 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 you can view from the base camp. You get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 11 Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours.

    You 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 you get to see360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. You 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. 

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 12 Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 - 7 hours.

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

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 13 Namche Bazaar to Phakding (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours.

    You snap a mixture of open plains and pine forests and in the distance snow covered peaks. You walk through the Sherpa villages’ noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while you walk through the villages (5-6 hours). Overnight in Phakding.

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 14 Phakding to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 8 km, 3 - 4 hours trek.

    The trail descends steeply downward so you need to walk cautiously as your 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 your arrival in Lukla, your stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu.

    You catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after your long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, you may do that today. Your guides can help you with both souvenir shopping.Overnight at Holy Himalaya. 

    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 16 Final departure.

    Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Vyas Treks & Expedition will take you to the Airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

    • Meals: Breakfast