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Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations among the trekkers who would opt for an incredible trekking experience while enjoying its natural splendor. Trek to Everest Base Camp is one the most renowned trekking trail in the world. Four of the world’s six tallest peaks namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu are situated in this beautiful region. Everest Base Camp Trek is popular amongst the trekkers since the first trekking endeavor in the year 1953, that was when Sir. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa first triumphed over the highest peak of Mount Everest.

The Everest Base Camp Trekking trail is luring the increasing number of expeditors who are seeking to enjoy the unique blend of both adventure and cultural / natural sightseeing. The trail also encounters you with courageous and hospitable The amiable traditions and unique cultures of Sherpa people who are always eager to welcome you with their arms wide open. Sherpa’s are yet another interesting part of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Trekking through the Everest region takes you to the world of Himalayan beauty where you get to witness the beautiful Himalayas, wonderful Sherpa culture and exquisite traditions of the people living in the Himalayas.

The trek further enhances your adventure while sightseeing in Sagarmatha National Park which is a habitat for different varieties of floras and faunas. The region is also embellished with ancient Buddhist monasteries, beautiful glaciers, rivers and most of all the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan range.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Step inside and experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living in the Himalayas (esp. Sherpa)
  • Trekking in Sagarmatha National Park (Listed in UNESCO world heritage natural site)
  • Discover numerous Buddhist monasteries and other cultural monuments.
  • Visit to Sir Edmund Hillary memorials (Sir Edmund Hillary School in Khumjung and Sir Edmund Hillary Hospital in Khunde Valley)
  • Explore Everest Base Camp and a decent walk on the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Ascend Kala Patthar, a rockey hill at the height of 5550m for the view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho oyu (8201m), Mt. Thamserku (6623m), Mt. Nuptse (7816m) etc.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m) [3 hours of trekking]

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) [6 hours]

Day 05: Acclimatization, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) [3 – 4 hours]

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m) [5 hours]

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) [5 hours]

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) [5 hours]

Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5180m)-Hike to Everest Base Camp (5400m) and return to Gorak Shep [7-8 hours]

Day 10: Hiking to Kala Pattar (5545m) – Gorekshep – Pheriche (4210m) [7 hours]

Day 11: Trek to Khumjung (3900m) [6 hours]

Day 12: Trek to Manjo (2740m) [6 hours]

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800m) [5 hours]

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1310m)

Day 15: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu

After your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will later transfer you to the hotel. After hotel check in you can decide whether you would like to have a relaxing rest at the hotel or roam around the streets of Kathmandu (If you have leisure time). You will be briefed about our trekking plan by our company representative. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Today after breakfast we will set out for a guided city tour where you get to discover several historical and spiritual attractions of Kathmandu. You will be seeing the world heritage sites like historical Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of lord Pashupatinath, Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists), Boudhanath Shrine and many more cultural and natural monuments. Later we will have a discussion session where we discuss about our trek plan and preparation. Our trek leader would be obliged to brief you about our expedition and answer your queries. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m) [3 hours of trekking]

After breakfast you will be escorted to the airport (Domestic Terminal) to board a flight to Lukla, a gateway for our trekking expedition. The scenic flight to Lukla is surely going to be a once in a lifetime experience for you. The air route to Lukla is one the most beautiful air route in the world. Guess what the airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 460 meters! The 40 minutes flight above the majestic mountains will land you at Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla we start our trek until we reach Phakding. The trail to Phakding lets you discover the green landscape with a scenic view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 4
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) [6 hours]

Today we take a stiff walk through a beautiful pine forest that leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension bridge to reach the check post and the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. The trail follows the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Walking further we reach chautra where we have the first glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Two hours of more walk eventually lands us in Namche Bazaar which is a gateway to Mt. Everest and of course trading point for many Sherpa people and Tibetan merchants. Namche Bazaar is an ideal market for visitors to purchase traditional crafts and other mementos. We will spend two days in Namche for acclimatization and visiting local markets and traditions of the people living in the Himalayas. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 5
Acclimatization, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) [3 - 4 hours]

We have set this day for acclimatization and a hike to Everest view hotel. We will hike all the way to Syangboche Airport (3700m) which is said to the airport situated at the highest altitude. We climb further to reach Mt. Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On our way back we will visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest photo Gallery where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders. We also have ample time to learn about the Sherpa Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 6
Trek to Tengboche (3860m) [5 hours]

Today after breakfast in Namche we set off for Tengboche. We will have all the pleasure en route with the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama dablam and Thamserku. The trail is more or less smooth with few ups and downs. We are least bothered about the trail as the majestic views of the Himalayas makes our expedition full of excitement. The trail passes through Kayangjuma and reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest base camp. Walking further crossing the Dudh Koshi Bridge we reach Phunki Thenga which is a small settlement with few teahouses and lodges. Now we will gear up for a slightly rougher climb to reach Tengboche . Tengboche is a wonderful place to have scenic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Ama Dablam. It has the biggest Buddhist monastery called Tengboche Monastery (3860m). The monastery is a spiritual center of the Khumbu. We pay our visit to the monastery and witness some ceremonies out there. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 7
Trek to Dingboche (4410m) [5 hours]

Today we set off our expedition to reach Dingboche, also known as Summer Valley. We choose the upper trail and pass through several chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We cross Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m). The majestic views of Mt. Ama Dablam and the Himalayan range is still keeping our expedition energetic. We enter the Imja Valley and descend into the Lobuche river and a continuous climb from there will eventually takes us to Dingboche. We will see beautiful green fields protected by stone walls to them safe from cold wind and animals. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 8
Trek to Lobuche (4910m) [5 hours]

We will today set out for Lobuche. We start climbing to Duglha through the Khumbu Khola Valley. We continue our walk until we reach Dusa and from here we still continue through Phulung Karpo to reach Chola Lake. As we walk we witness a great view of Mt. Pumori. After crossing a small bridge we ascend to Duglha from where we can see beautiful views of Himalayas. We still climb up passing through Chupki Larka. We continue our expedition until we reach Lobuche which is our destination for today. We might feel some breathing disorder due to high altitude but still there is no need to panic. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 9
Trek to Gorak Shep (5180m) Hike to Everest BC (5400m) & return to Gorak Shep [7-8 hours]

The trail to Gorak Shep heads through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On our way to Gorak Shep we will witness the north ridge of Mt. Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Nuptse etc. Climbing further through the Changri Glacier we have a first glimpse of Kala Patthar. After a continuous walk of approximately three hours from Lobuche, we will reach Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep we still continue our expedition to reach Everest Base Camp which is the ultimate destination our expedition. We hike through the trail with many ups and downs in the high altitude. You might feel tiresome but the beautiful views of snowcapped mountains will make the journey more lively and vibrant. After approximately three hours of steady hiking we will reach at the base camp where we will enjoy the natural splendor of Khumbu Glacier and icefall. This is the point from where the Everest expedition actually begins. One can truly salute the courage and bravery of Everest climbers witnessing the deadly trail that leads to the peak of the Everest. We will spend some time in the base camp enjoying the Himalayan beauty and capturing the majestic views in our cameras. We will later climb down to Gorak Shep for the overnight stay. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 10
Hiking to Kala Pattar (5545m) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m) [7 hours]

Today, we set off for yet another exciting and adventurous hiking expedition to Kala Patthar. We start in the early morning to catch the spectacular view of Mt. Everest and the Himalayan range from Kala Patthar. We need to gear up with some fine cloths so as to protect ourselves from the cold wind which is quite common in the region. On our way we will enjoy the majestic views of mountains like Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Changtse etc from a distance. We can also witness Mt. Everest revealing itself as we continue our trek. We will halt in some places to snap the beautiful natural scenes and the Himalayan views. A long but truly an exciting walk will finally land us in Kala Patthar. We will truly enjoy the panoramic views of Himalayas and capture the moments in our cameras. This moment is going to be the most memorable moments for us which would keep our memories alive for the rest of our lifetime. We then trek back to Gorek Shep for the breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 11
Trek to Khumjung (3900m) [6 hours]

We are all set to trek to Khumjung today. We cross the bridge over Imja Khola and pass through the Deboche village and reach Tengboche. A short climb through Tengboche leads us to Phungki Thanka. Few hours of further climb lead us to Khumjung where we enjoy natural sightseeing and pay our visit to Hillary memorial school. Khumjung is also famous for observing the Yeti Scalp. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 12
Trek to Manjo (2740m) [6 hours]

Today we will be trekking to the village of Monjo. We will start our expedition after the breakfast. We will pass through Hillary Memorial School which was established by Sir Edmond Hillary in 1961. After crossing a small hill we will reach Syangboche Airport which is the airport situated in the highest altitude. We will then descend down the valley via Dudh Koshi river to reach Monjo. The beautiful Monjo village is located near the boundary of Sagarmatha National Park. Upon reaching Monjo we may choose to hang around the village and interact with the local people. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 13
Trek to Lukla (2800m) [5 hours]

We will be wrapping up our trekking expedition today walking all the way to Lukla following the lower altitude trail in the Everest region. We walk passing various Sherpa settlements enjoying the dense forest area covered by beautiful rhododendron and pine trees. We will also see many monasteries that resemble unique Buddhist culture and tradition. Upon arrival at Lukla we have a relaxing time at the hotel and make preparation to fly back to Kathmandu the next day. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 14
Fly back to Kathmandu (1310m)

The thirty minutes of amazing scenic flight lands you in the domestic terminal of the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by one of our representative. Today you have whole day for relaxing or roaming around the streets of Kathmandu buying gifts for your friends and families. You can also enjoy your last dinner in Kathmandu in a fine restaurant. Enjoy your last evening in Kathmandu! Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 15
Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.

Today you will be bidding farewell to Nepal and the team of Breakfree Adventures. Our representative will transfer you to Airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We hope you had a pleasant expedition and enjoyed your stay in Nepal. Do keep us in mind when you plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!!

Cost Includes

  • Airports pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast on twin/triple sharing basis
  • Guided Kathmandu city tours inclusive of vehicle transfer
  • Round trip flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Accommodation during the trek at guest houses/lodges on twin sharing basis
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with a cup of tea or coffee during the expedition
  • A highly experienced and licensed guide approved by the government of Nepal and porters (two trekkers, one porter) during the trek and their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance coverage
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance Permit with entry fees
  • First Aid/Medical Kit
  • Duffle Bag
  • Welcome dinner with Nepali Cultural show
  • Government taxes
  • Service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Any meals other than the breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.
  • We strongly advise buy a travel insurance policy
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

We will provide you with detailed information about the trekking, trekking trail etc for simplifying your expedition. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any queries we would be more than happy to provide you with all the information you are seeking from us.

When to go (Best Season to Travel)

Autumn (Mid September-Mid December) and Spring (March-May) are the best season for the EBC trekking. The weather during the season is sunny and warm during the day that offers you to enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayan range whereas the nights are chilling and cold and can fall to freezing in the higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan and Feb) is also ideal for EBC trek but cold is something that bothers you. Trekking during summer will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon of a keen botanist. The trekking routes are always busy with trekkers during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and crowded and you can have a great journey enjoying the scenic views.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is highly recommended for trekkers who plan their trekking in the Himalayas. Travel insurance is mandatory while going for trekking, hiking etc in Nepal. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that your policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered by your policy. You must carry proof of insurance (i.e. your insurance certificate) with you during your expedition.

Meals and Accommodation

We will arrange three or similar hotel for your accommodation (Upgradable upon request) in Kathmandu. During the EBC trek we provide the best available guest house which is called Tea house/Lodge. Tea Houses are like hotels that serve with hot showers, western foods and private rooms (twin sharing). Some guest houses are ordinary guest house with shared washing and toilet facilities and comparatively cheap in price. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with one of the group member with same sex. If you wish to stay single in a room then you have to let us know in advance and some surcharges are applicable in such case. Please be noted that there are several guest houses that do not allow a single accommodation during the peak season so sharing the room with somebody becomes a compulsion. We will arrange your dinner and early breakfast in the guest house itself but the lunches will be arranged in some restaurants en route. Your stay at a local guest house helps you to be more familiar with local culture and traditions.
Breakfree Adventures is highly concerned about the standard of food and make sure that sufficient food is provided to our guest. A special menu will be offered so that you could choose the kind of food you like to eat. A cup of tea or coffee would be included in your meal menu. Our guide will always be there to assist you while choosing the food from the menu. The menu comes with comparatively high price due to the availability of food items and spices and extreme locations. Most of the tea houses serve you with delicious local cuisines along with international foods. You can get food items like biscuits, chocolates, cold drinks, soft drinks and seasonal fruits and veggies. Bottled water is always available in the tea house and restaurants or shops en route. You may ask your guide to fill the bottle with boiled water from the lodges and purify them with purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required

Our 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek is moderate trek suitable for passionate trekkers who have the ability to walk at least four to six hours a day. Some days you might even need to walk seven to eight hours. Walking in higher altitude is rather challenging and it requires a lot of physical caliber. A good physique, positive altitude, self confidence and strong determination are the keys to success to successfully accomplish the EBC trek. Prior preparation like walking or jogging few hours a day before starting your trek is beneficial and it simplifies your expedition. Past hiking experience would be an asset but not mandatory for EBC trek. Participants with chronic illness, physical disorder, heart, blood and respiratory disease are strongly advised to inform Breakfree Adventures before booking the trek. Consultation with a medical professional is highly recommended before starting your EBC trek.

The Trekking Group

For EBC trek we allocate one guide, an assistant guide (6 trekkers: 1assistant guide) and porters for carrying the luggage. We make sure that the trek expedition will still go ahead as planned if any of the group members falls sick. We operate the EBC trek for any group size but generally a largest group consists of sixteen people. We also make customized group size as per your requirement.

Trekking Guides and Staff

Trekking guides and staff plays ahvital role in making a trek a successful one. We allocate trained, experienced, courteous and expert guide and crew members for every trekking endeavor. The staff and guide we deploy during the trekking have the utmost ability of operating your days in the mountains. The team will be lead by the best and professional guide from the industry. Our guide and are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, expertise, guiding skills and aptitude. We deploy the guides and crew member who are familiar with the local culture and community and geographical distribution. Trekking guides of Breakfree Adventures are trained with the following trainings so that to enhance their potentials on medical issues, biodiversity, environmental issues and English language proficiency.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid – KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • Trekking Guide Training – Nepal Government’s Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • English Language – KEEP(Kathmandu environment education project)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
  • Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our trekking guides speak English (Some may have the potentials to speak other foreign language like French, Spanish etc) adequate enough for the smooth communication but please consider that English is not our mother tongue. Our guides and porters know the routes and trails and are well aware of local culture and traditions.


Breakfree Adventures fifteen days Everest Base Camp trekking is planned with high degree of awareness about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Trekking in the higher altitude too fast might cause a medical condition serious enough to cause death. The level of oxygen fluctuates as the height increases. For example, at an altitude above 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Our body requires many days to adapt the less-oxygen environment so the itinerary should be planned accordingly. Our itinerary is planned in such a way that it provides sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible trek plan is therefore very crucial to minimize the risk of AMS. Breakfree Adventures highly advises specially the guests with known heart, blood or respiratory diseases to consult their medical professional before travelling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our leaders are well trained to administer the AMS. Breakfree Adventures’s itineraries are designed to avert the risk of AMS as much as possible.

Safety and Security

We do not compromise on safety and security of our guests. We highly prioritize safety and security measures during the trek. We have to understand that there are certain risks while travelling in higher altitude which you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and trekking trail and they would cancel or re-route a trip if they feel any destination is unsafe to travel.

Responsible Travel

Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel professionals who are always passionate to make your stay in Nepal a memorable one. Our team adopts social philosophies that highly value the responsibility for their clients, local people and the environment we work. We admire the natural environment and social, cultural and traditional aspect of this majestic country. We always opt to assist our guests in discovering the beauty and culture in the best possible way we can. Responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism in the environment while opening employment opportunities and generating income for local communities. Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving environment and we keep a close watch to ensure the environmental protection. As a responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local people and community through which we travel. While trekking to different destination, we choose environment friendly lodges that ensure high level of guest care. During the treks and other expeditions we follow a zero garbage policy (Pack in, Pack out) and leave nothing behind in the campsites and travel areas. We would appreciate your feedback and suggestions regarding the responsible travel.


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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • 15 Days
  • Flight & Private vehicle (KTM-Lukla-KTM Flight)
  • Minimum 2
  • 5545m/18192ft
  • Trekking & Sightseeing
  • Moderate to strenuous
  • Mar - May and Sept - Nov
  • 5 - 7 hours each day
  • Hotel/Guesthouse
  • Full board on trek, Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Teahouse trek (Camping on request)

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