Everest base camp

14 Days


Mount Everest is the tallest peak in the world and proudly stands at the height of 8848m in Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu district, in between Nepal and Tibet. The base camp of Mount Everest itself is situated at the height of 5364m. What could ever be more adventurous than trekking through the trail of the tallest peak in the world? Sir Edmund Percival Hillary along with Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, were the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest on July 20, 1919. Since then climbing Mount Everest, if not, camping on the base of Mount Everest has been people’s favorite. The main highlight of this trek is not only Mt Everest but also the Sagarmatha National Park which has protected our pride for centuries. Sagarmatha National Park covers a surface area of 124,400 hectares. The park is home to hundreds of flora and fauna including Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, red panda, wild boar, juniper, fir, Rhododendrons, etc. The trail to Everest Base camp passes through several landscapes, glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, and stunning views of mountains. Situated on the border of Nepal and Tibet, the area is highly influenced by Tibetan people. We also get to experience the Tibetan lifestyle and culture in this trek. Besides Tibetan, the area is highly populated by Sherpa and Tamang people. Apart from being beautiful and mesmerizing, Mount Everest or the base camp holds some deep risks and challenges. It is situated at a very high altitude which makes people suffer from mountain sickness. Those who are new to trekking and don’t have excellent fitness have more risk of getting sick. It is better to have some experience and great physical and mental fitness for this trek.     

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful Khumbu valley.
  • Experience the hospitality of Sherpa people.
  • Diverse flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Camp at the base of the world’s highest mountain peak.


Upon your arrival, after completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with the Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will then be transferred to the Hotel. After check-in, if time allows, you will visit the MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Early in the morning, we go to the airport for the Lukla flight. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters! Trek to Phakding with green landscape & view of Kusum Kangaru. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

We follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending through Himalayan pine and Deodar cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. Besides being a superb place to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days in Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike, we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighbouring peaks. (Overnight at a tea house on a full board basis).

The flat and easy trail leads towards the view of Mt. Everest, then descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka; from here it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual centre of the Khumbu; the climb is long, but more than adequately compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Descend through a beautiful forest then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the 'Summer Valley'. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m), staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. Come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche (4910m). (Overnight at a tea house on a full board basis).

After a short climb through meadows, look down on the Khumbu Glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours, we will get at Gorekshep, and continue our journey to Everest Base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be a tiring portion- but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, you will arrive at Base Camp and enjoy views of the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall, where Everest expeditions begin. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), the best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m). (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

After the previous day's tiring ascent to Kala Patthar, today is an easier walk down to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back to the terminal moraines at Dughla and following the wide valley of Khumbu Khola we pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages of Pheriche, Orsho, and Shomare. If we wish to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche we can do so by taking a different trail from Shomare. Otherwise, we take the regular trial to reach Pangboche. From Pangboche we retrace our footsteps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Debuche or if interested, we might visit nuns at the Debuche monastery. Finally, we reach Tengboche. If we are trekking during the full moon of November or December, we might get an opportunity to witness the Mani Rimdu festival in the monastery at Tengboche. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's Spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudhkoshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga. The trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) for a relaxed lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colourful pheasants, etc., while we pass through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have a very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

After a long walk today we'll have a long and last day trek back to Lukla, Firstly we descend the long way before crossing the bridge and further walk to Monju and ten Phakding for lunch. We trek back enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. After walking long for 7-8 hrs we arrive at Lukla and you'll have time to stroll around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebration dinner with your crew member for a memorable trip. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

If the weather remains good, early in the morning we will fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After 30 min you will react to the domestic airport at Kathmandu. We will send a private Car/van/bus to pick you up to the hotel then you can rest and relax throughout the day in the hotel if you don't have any necessities. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Today is the last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying goodbye to the mountains as a journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.
(Useful Info: -Please note that often the Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even get cancelled for one, two, or more days due to bad weather conditions. Such conditions may happen even in the best seasons. Therefore, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits both at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both. We do our best to avoid such delays and fix you on the next flight. Still, we suggest you get prepared for possible delays/cancellation, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. We also organize Heli rescue in such conditions, if it's available and upon request by our clients. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for the trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla).


Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up drop service.
  • All land transportation as per itinerary.
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in deluxe hotel on BB basis.
  • Guesthouse/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in a 2-bedroom) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek.
  • Domestic air ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
  • Domestic airport Tax.
  • "Farewell dinner "before your departure from Nepal.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, for a seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS ).
  • A comprehensive medical kit.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • 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.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.).
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee.
  • Tips for guides and porters.

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Everest base camp