Everest base camp trek itinerary IcostI

February 23, 2020 By Admin

Everest base camp trek itinerary and cost for 2025/2026 is very important to know before you plan to trek to the world’s highest mountain base camp. for more information and itinerary please read about it.



Everest Base Camp Overview

Discover the Khumbu area of Nepal, also known as the Sagarmatha National Park through our Discover open group expedition between mid-March to early May and late September to early November. EXPED does not operate EBC during Nepal’s monsoon period or in the winter.

Nepal hosts 8 of the World’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. Trekking deep into the Himalayan Kingdom, the Khumbu region reveals stunning mountain views and the discovery of Nepal’s famous Sherpa’s. These wonderful friendly mountain people originally migrated in the late 1400’s / early 1500’s from eastern Tibet, by crossing over the Himalayan Mountains and settled in Nepal. They established their culture and lifestyle, which is known worldwide today for its simplicity, hospitality and heartwarming communities.

‘NEPAL’ stands for ‘Never Ending Peace and Love’

You will be met on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu-Nepal, and transferred to Hotel in Kathmandu for a 2 night stay. An evening welcome meal will be awaiting you. On the third day, early morning, you will be transferred and flown out to Lukla, a guaranteed interesting experience, where the EBC Trek begins. If possible, try and sit on the left side of the airplane as you will see your first view of the Everest region better.

Once landed at Lukla, your porters will be waiting for you. A quick final double check to ensure you has everything and you are on your way. The trek now starts in earnest. On the first day of the trek, most of the trail tends to be downhill but remember, ‘Nepali Flat’ means a lot of little ups and downs that generally gain no overall height in altitude.

The following day is very different and an awesome experience. Most of the day is taken up with repeatedly crossing the valley by magnificent wire bridges, which span the DudhKoshi River. You are now climbing steeply up towards Namche Bazaar, which is the capital of the Khumbu region. Namche will surprise you as it is reasonably large town. You’ll find good internet and Wifi connection here, as well as a great iily coffee and pastry. Take advantage of your acclimatization break here and enjoy your short stay of rest. From here on, the trek gets tougher and the facilities become thinner on the ground.

On leaving Namche, you will drop down before climbing up to reach Tengboche. Here you will find an incredible monastery and more jaw dropping views of AmaDablam, Lohtse and Everest. Trekking onwards, the next pause is Pheriche and then GorakShep. This is your last stop before Everest Base Camp. GorakShep is an isolated village set in a barren looking landscape. However, the bare rock strewn glacial zone has its own awesome natural beauty that only post glacial landscapes can achieve. Behind GorakShep, Kala Patter towers at an altitude of 5,545m, which is your next trek. The views of Everest are stunning and will leave you in awe. It is from GorakShep that you approach Everest Base Camp direct. The terrain you trek is reasonably flat but very rough and rocky on the approach. Once you arrive at EBC, you will rest for a while. Find the 2019 inscribed rock and take those photographs to show off your magnificent achievement.

E.B.C TREK Trip Highlights

  • Fly over the beautiful Himalayas range from Kathmandu to Lukla –Kathmandu.
  • Great experience to land world famous and small airport Lukla.
  • Cross several high suspensions bride through Dhudhkosi River.
  • Visit old museum and monastery in Sherpa villages and it’s nice to know their culture and religions as well daily basic lifestyle.
  • Meet the rare Sherpa people and their culture and religions.
  • Explore the glory of Himalaya, and enjoy with strengthen view of Everest region Himalaya.
  • You can see on this trek world highest mountain mt. Everest Alt 8848m.) Mt. Loshtse (Alt8514m) Mt. Nuptse Alt.7950m. mt. Ama Dablam (Alt 6893m.) Mt. Thamserku( Alt6690m) , mt., khantega (Alt 6570m) (Alt Island peak 61178m) Mt.Lobuche est. peak, Alt 6119) Mt. Tabuche , Mt. Pumari Alt (7230m) , Mt . Lola in Tibet side   including 100 above 6000 Himalayas’ peaks.
  • Sun set and sun rise view of whole Himalaya range from kalapatther view point includes Mt. Everest range.
  • Reach in world popular basecamp Everest basecamp Alt 5364m.


Details Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,350m)

You will meet our representative at arrival gate who will welcome you and take you to your hotel. You can take rest then prepare for the following programs, as well you will have a short trip brief from your guide regarding trip..

Day 2: Trip preparation and Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu.

After breakfast we will go for sightseeing in Kathmandu Darbar square, Swoyambhunath temple , then rest of  day is preparation of regarding programs.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (Altitude: 2800m) and then trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2,610m)

Early morning, we will attend domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is the entrance of our trek. We can reach tensing Hillary Airport within 35 min enjoying the magnificent green landscape and White Mountains. This is the most wonderful air route in the world terminating in a spectacular hillside surrounded by high mountains. As we reach Lukla, we will meet our supporting staaf (Porter) and we will finish our packing and arrangement to start our trek via the wealthy Lukla village to Phakding. Today to adapt the atmosphere there, we will have short trek. Nevertheless, if you are interested for additional trip then we go to a nearby Monastery.

Overnight at tea House (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3,440m)5-6hrs

After breakfast we will start our walk in the morning. Today the trek is enjoyable with few short ascend and descend with several crosses over DhudKoshi River and early view  of Mt. Thamserku (6623/21729 ft) via Benkar village. We will reach at Monjo, gate way of Sagarmatha National Park crossing many bridges on the way where our trekking permit will be checked to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs. Regular down walk take us to the last village of Namche Bazaar that is Jorsale. We will arrive at Hillary suspension bridge on walking through the river bed. We will walk ascend now, towards Namche bazaar and  if the weather is stay clear until let afternoon then  you enjoy the glorious and closer vista of Kwangde Peak, we can be mesmerize by KusumKangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many other peaks.  We will get pleasure of this panorama by sitting in nice place for a while in chordada. We will spend our night at colorful village of Namche Bazaar which is the entrance of Khumbu region.

Overnight at tea House (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5: Rest Day at Namche Bazar (Altitude: 3,440m)

Today after breakfast we will go short day hiking to Everest view Hotel 3-4 before lunch. You will be an acclimatization day that will allow us to adjust to the high altitude and also give us some spare time to visit the Sherpa Museum,  monastery , as well  you will have a very good view of mt. Everest range and many others  peaks.

Overnight at tea House (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6:  Trek from Namche Bazar to Phortse (Altitude: 3,810m)4-5hrs.

The first jackpot you will hit after walking across the bridge from Namche is the incredible view of Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam.  You will then ascend for the first 3 hours to Mongdanda where we will have a lunch break.  Then you will walk down a steep descend to Dudhkoshi River and ultimately another hours ascending to Phortse. This village is one of the best and beautiful villages where most of the Sherpa climber is born.

Overnight at tea House (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 7: Trek from Phortse to Dingboche (Altitude: 4,410m)5-6hrs

Today most of the trail is gradual ascending onwards. After 3 hours gradual ascend to Panboche you will get an incredible view of the distant mountains and the Tenboche monastery. Then you will have another 3-4 hours upscale climb before reaching Dingboche.

Overnight at tea House (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8: Rest day in Dingboche

This will be another acclimatization day that will require you to climb to Nagarjun Peak or Chhunkung-Ri right before lunch. On the top of Nagarjung  you will have a  incredible view of mt.Amadablam, island peak , many  others peaks as well.

Overnight at tea House (Breakfast, Lunch &  Dinner)

Day 9:  Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (Altitude: (4,910m) 4-5hrs

For the start of the day we will go up an easy 3 hours ascend to Thukla and one hour of steep ascend before wrapping up the day with a 45 mines easy walk to Lobuche.

Overnight at tea House (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 10:  Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) then back to GorakShep (Altitude: 5,140m) 7-8hrs.

After having an early breakfast at lobuche we will continue to gorakshep where we can have a short rest and have some hot lunch then continue our way to Everest Base Camp.  After viewing the spectacular mountain ranges from the base camp we will again return to GorakShep to sleep at night.

Overnight at tea House (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 11:  early morning hike to Kala Pattar (Altitude: 5554m) then back Pheriche (Altitude: 4,240m) 7-8hrs

This day we will start before the dawn breaks and then ascend the steep slope to Kala Pattar to capture the spectacular view of Everest and the entire mountain range. We will then return to GorakShep for breakfast and then continue descending to Pheriche.

Overnight at tea House (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 12: Trek back NamcheBazzar.(Altitude: 3,780m) 6-7hrs.

Initially it will be 2 hours of easy descent to Tenboche monastery where we will take a break and visit the monastery.  We will then descend for 1 hour and then again ascend for another 2 hours to Khumjung.

Overnight at tea House (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


Day 13: Trek to Phagkding (Altitude: 2,610m)4-5hrs

This day will be full of descends, initially to Dudhkoshiriver andthen to Phaukding.

Overnight at tea House (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 14: 3 hours trek back to Lukla (Altitude: 2,840m)

Today will be an easy going day with easy and comfortable ascends and descends to Lukla.  After reaching Lukla in the evening we will enjoy food and drink with the entire team to celebrate the successful conclusion of the trek.

Overnight at tea House (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 15: 40 minutes flight back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,350m)

On reaching Kathmandu you will be invited by Nature Explorer team to enjoy authentic Nepalese food and cultural dance at Nepali Chulo.


Your trekking is end here.

Day 16:  we will drop off at airport for your next destination.  


Your trip doesn’t end here though. Upon our return to Kathmandu, we will take you to for dinner at the Nepali chulo, where you will be able to see wide and varied Nepali traditions. The following day, we say our farewells’ as we transfer you back to the airport if required.

Coat Included

-Airport peak and drop.

– Domestic flight to Kathmandu –Lukla – Kathmandu

-Three night hotel in Kathmandu (two in on arrival and one in departure’s B/B

– Three times meals on trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

-After each meal a cup of tea or coffee.

-Accommodation in normal basis twin sharing basis room.

– Experience English speaking guide.

– Porter. (Two people one porter) each porter carry 25kg.)

-Everest national park entrance fee.

– Rural municipality entrance fee.

– Treated drinking water.

– All the Ground transportation.

– First aid kit.

– Nature Explore Down jackets (Refundable)

-Nature Explore duffle bag (Refundable)

Fresh fruit   every day after dinner

– Last night dinner at Nepali kitchen with cultural dance show.

– Nature explore t- shirt.


Cost excludes:

-Personal insurance

-International airfare

– Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

-Trekking equipment

-All type of beverage

-Extra expenses like Internet (wi -fi)   Buttery charge, Hot shower, Laundry during the trek.

– Extra then above mention in above itinerary

-Tipping for staff.