Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip Facts


Duration 12 Days


Difficulty Moderate

Firstly, the trip begins in Kathmandu and heads to the Tenzing Hilary Airport in Lukla on a short flight. Then, you start to trail along the Dudh Koshi River before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. The trek settles at Namche, which is the biggest trade hub in the Everest region. Here, you explore for a day and head to locations like Everest View Hotel and Khumjung village. From here, you follow the Imja River and head to Tengboche. As you enjoy the views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), you will reach Dingboche.

At Dingboche, you will acclimatize for a day and hike to the local peak called Nangkar Tshang (516m). Then, the next part of the trek takes you to Thukla and continues to Lobuche. Further, you trek along the Khumbu Glacier and reach Gorakshep. Next, you trek along the arid trails to settle at the Everest Base Camp. The base camp is sure to awe you with the views of mountains like Pumo Ri and Nuptse. Later, the trek heads to the next highlight of the trip to Kalapatthar. The vantage point offers a surreal view of mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and many others. Finally, the return trip begins, and you retrace your steps via Thukla and Tengboche. Then, you return to Lukla via Namche Bazaar and fly back to Kathmandu.


Traverse the magical land of Khumbu Valley and its riches on the Everest Base Camp Trekking. The trek is a glorious trip across the Sagarmatha National Park, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal. Likewise, the cultural richness of the ethnic Sherpa people is equally alluring as well. All in all, this trip is a perfect depiction of the diversity in nature and culture of Nepal.

About Us

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we put our efforts to create and operate trips to various parts of Nepal. We have a great team of skilled guides and porters to assist travelers. Thus, we provide our finest people and services to cater to your needs. Also, we allow you to easily change the itineraries as per your liking.

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Trip Highlights:

  • Explore the Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, and Icefall
  • Enjoy the trek across the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Visit the various Sherpa villages like Tengboche, Thukla, and Lobuche
  • Relish the panorama of Everest Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lobuche (8516m), and Cho Oyu (8188m)


Day 1

Fly to Lukla - Trek to Phakding

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

35 minutes Flight
8km Uphill hike
(Av. 3hr)


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( 2800m./9240ft.)
(2640m./8745 ft.)

Everest Base Camp Trekking begins at Kathmandu. The day begins rather early as you pack your bags and drive to Tribhuvan International Airport. Embark on a domestic flight to Lukla. The scenic half-hour long flight takes you over the pristine forested hills and deep ravines towards Lukla. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy your breakfast and then embark on the first day of the trek. Enjoy a scenic trek along the pristine Dudh Koshi River to Phakding village. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 2

Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Av. 5hr)


Luxury Lodge in
Namche Bazaar



Leaving Phakding, you’ll begin trekking upstream along the Dudh Koshi River towards Monjo village. You’ll walk past few scenic waterfalls en route. At Monjo, you’ll get the permit for Sagarmatha National park. The trail continues through Jorsalle and crosses few suspension bridges en route to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the largest village in the entire Everest Region. Enjoy the majestic sight of Kongde Ri range from Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche.

Day 3

Rest day for Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar/Explore around

Today is a rest day, and you can undertake a scenic tour around the village. Later, you can also take a short hike to the Khumjung and Khunde villages. After exploring Namche Bazaar, you’ll begin trekking uphill for an hour to reach Khumjung Monastery. A small Sherpa village of Khumjung is home to Khumjung Monastery, which has preserved the remains of Yeti, an abominable snowman. Walk past the scenic Syangboche Airport towards Khunde village. You can visit the equally beautiful Edmund Hillary School en route to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche.

Day 4

Trek to Tengboche

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Av. 5hr)


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Leaving Namche Bazaar, you’ll begin trekking upstream along the Dudh Koshi River. A steep hike takes you towards Phunki Tenga village. The trail continues alongside the mesmerizing view of Ama Dablam (6856m) and climbs over 427 meters in altitude. Tengboche village is home to Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Everest Region. The 100-years old monastery celebrates the history of Tibetan-Buddhism. It also hosts the annual festival of Mani Rimdu in October. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 5

Trek to Dingboche

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Av. 5hr)


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Wake up to the beautiful view of Ama Dablam (6856m) in the east. After enjoying your breakfast, you’ll embark on the trek. Leaving Tengboche, you’ll begin trekking uphill along the Dudh Koshi River to reach Debuche village. You’ll leave the forested path behind and begin climbing the rocky terrain. The trail drops to the pristine Imja Khola (River) and begins to rise again en route to Pangboche village. Walk past thousands of Mani stones en route to Shomare. The day ends at Dingboche village, a remote Sherpa village. Overnight in Dingboche

Day 6

Rest day - Acclimatization

Today, you’ll spend the day acclimatizing at Dingboche. To better utilize this day, you can take an adventurous hike to the local peak of the Nangkartshang peak (5083m) named after the century-old Nangkartshang monastery. From the top, you can catch the natural sights of Mount Taboche (6367m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Island Peak (6189m), Lhotse (8516m), and Mount Everest (8848m). Retrace your path back to Dingboche village overlooking the beautiful Mt. Pumo Ri (7165m). Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 7

Trek to Lobuche

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

6km Uphill hike
(Av. 4hr)


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Leaving Dingboche, you’ll begin climbing towards Lobuche village. The trail on this day’s trek goes past Pheriche and Thukla village. Leaving the quaint Pheriche village, you’ll begin climbing towards Thukla where you can witness the Climber’s memorial park. The park built-in the memory of climbers who lost their lives while climbing Mount Everest remains the highlight of the region. Leaving Thukla, you’ll continue trekking uphill along the Lobuche Glacier towards Lobuche village. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 8

Trek to Gorakshep - Excursion to EBC

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

05 hours round trip


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( 5364m./17701ft.)

Leaving Lobuche, you’ll begin climbing towards the remote Gorakshep village. The trail goes uphill along the Lobuche Glacier and Khumbu Glacier towards Gorakshep. After a brief rest, you’ll embark on a short excursion to the Everest Base Camp. The trail rises towards the east and goes along Khumbu Glacier towards Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the pristine sights of climber’s base camp, Khumbu Glacier, and Khumbu Icefall from the base camp. Few of the mountains visible from the base camp are Pumo Ri (7165m), Lingtren (6749m), Khumbutse (6608m), and Nuptse Peak (7861m). Retrace your path and head back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay. Overnight in Gorakshep.


Trek to Pheriche

Day Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Downhill hike
(Av. 4hr)


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You’ll wake up early as you embark on a short hike to Kala Patthar, the tourist landmark in the Everest Region. After the rigorous climb through the rocky moraine, you’ll arrive at the top from where you can catch the excellent view of Mount Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Khumbutse (6608m), Pumo Ri (7165m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) among many other mountains. Retrace your path and begin heading down to Gorakshep village. After breakfast, you’ll continue trekking downhill along the Lobuche Glacier towards Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche.

Day 10

Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

15km Downhill hike
(Av. 6hr)


Luxury Lodge in
Namche Bazaar



Leaving Pheriche, the trail begins to climb downhill and goes past Dingboche to reach Pangboche. The trail drops towards the Imja River and climbs again. Make a brief stop at Debuche village before arriving at Tengboche. After enjoying a delicious lunch, you’ll continue on the trail. Begin climbing downstream along the Dudh Koshi River and cross Phunki Tenga to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche.

Day 11

Trek to Lukla

Day 11 Facts

Trekking Time Average

20km Downhill hike
(Av. 8hr)


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Wake up to the mesmerizing view of Kongde Ri Peak (6137m). After breakfast, you’ll begin trekking downhill and cross Jorsalle en route to Monjo. After exiting Sagarmatha National park, you’ll begin climbing down to Phakding village where you can enjoy your lunch. A short trek will bring you back to Lukla. Spend the evening celebrating the completion of the arduous trek. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 12

Fly to Kathmandu

Day 12 Facts

Trekking Time Average

35mins Flight


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Catch an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the beautiful mountainous panorama from the flight as you leave Lukla. Before landing at Kathmandu, you can catch the stunning aerial view of the entire city, including a few of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Drive to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day as you wish Overnight in Kathmandu.

What do you get in the Trip?


  • Tribhuwan International Airport ( Airport -Hotel -Airport ) transfer in Kathmandu .
  • Lodge (Twin share base ) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during trek.
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Everest region and government authorized trekking guide and required porters (One porter for two persons).
  • Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance and transportation etc.
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla/Kathmandu round trip by flight.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee, TIMS and Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry fee.
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • A trekking map, duffel bag, first aid kit box, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification, company T-shirt and trekking completion certificate .
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • All kind of service charges and government tax .
  • Public Liability Insurance.


  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, hot shower, hot water, laundry, phone bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters .( Highly suggested).

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Traveler Reviews

We had a wonderful experience visiting the most beautiful mountain on earth. we went as group of three from UK. We finished Trek in 12 days. Initially we had booked for EBC and Gokyo Ri but the day we did EBC, weather was bad for next two days which means we couldnt go through Cho La pass. We had less time so we didnt like the idea of waiting so instead we came down and spent extra days in Kathmandu and relaxed and did lots of shopping. It was amazing, both Kathmandu and EBC Trail. Nepal Alternative Trek: I dont have enough words fro Tej. He was amazing. He made this trip possible for us. The prices were excellent. We will go with Nepal Alternative Trek again and again for sure. I was ill the day I arrived in Kathmandu and i was worried that i will not be able to do it. Tej looked at me and said, you will do it, i can guarantee that. He said you are ill, in next few days, when you see the mountains, you will get energy and you will make it and thats what happened. Tej helped us throughout our planning. He was always available to answer our questions before we even booked with him. He helped us remotely with our shopping, what to buy, what not to, he compared prices for us so if there was better quality and better prices in UK, he suggested us to buy from here, things that were better priced and good quality in Kathmandu, he told us to buy from here. So he really did help us save lot of money too. When we arrived in Kathmandu, Tej accompanied us to the shops in Thamel and in 2 hours, we bought rest of our things and next morning we were on our way to Lukla. Guide: Kumar was our guide for the trip. He was an excellent guide. Very friendly and helpful. He did not rush us. He was very easy going. we took lot of time resting, taking pictures and he was absolutely supportive. He kept a close eye on us if any of us felt a little unwell or unusually slow, he got concerned about our well being and kept asking if we need anything. He does excellent high jumps as seen on his phone. I told him to do it but he said next time so i will hold him for that. Porters: I think porters are most important and our porters were excellent. Ramis was a little boy and he accompanied us on our rest days too. Both porters were very friendly and on our way back down to Lukla, they wanted to race us. But despite them carrying huge luggage, we couldnt even walk close to them, never mind racing them. They are super heroes. Overall: Nepal Alternative Trek was the company we chose after months of research and they met our Budget requiremnets Their prices are very reasonable and their service is excellent. I would most certainly recommend them to others and I am hoping to go again for Annapurna Circuit trek and with definitley do it with NAT and have Kumar as a guide and this time making sure that he does high jump.


Shabana Bashir

Oxford, United Kingdom
Trek to Kala pathar and base Camp Everything was really great: Landscape, food, my guide( Hari). I am just disappointed not to fare enough time for discovering more many places but I will come back next year maybe?


Martinez Vincent



Best time to visit

The spring and fall seasons are the finest times to explore this location. Autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, and May) are the ideal seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking. This time of year offers you the perfect weather. Similar to that, the weather is consistent, and you have good visibility for climbing. However, you can also go climbing during the monsoon. Just be careful to get there.

The difficulty of this trek

This trek is difficult. You have to do a lot of uphill climbs during this trek. You will travel from some suspension bridges and rough roads. Similarly, you might fall victim to altitude sickness. In addition, to all that this trek is 10 days long which will fully push the physical and mental state of your body. Furthermore, this trek will test your stamina too. Therefore, make sure that you are completely fine during your trek to the Everest Base Camp. This trek can be difficult for a rookie trekker because of its landscape and its location. So, firstly try trekking some small peaks then come here. But, if you decide to trek here despite your lack of experience then we highly recommend you hire a guide.

Travel insurance

The most important thing you should have for Everest Base Camp Trekking is your insurance. You have to compulsorily have travel insurance with you. Similarly, make sure your insurance company covers your 4000m plus trekking insurance. If you don’t have that then it will be difficult for us to cooperate with you.
Because it helps if something bad happens to you in the journey like injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. So, make sure you have it with you for the trek.

Meals and Accommodation

The Meals and Accommodation we provide to our consumers are of top quality. Similarly, we provide Lodge with twin share basis accommodation during the trekking. Similarly, all meals include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during trekking. Likewise, we also provide western and Nepali foods which are very healthy. In addition, the lodges we provide are very secure and comfortable too. So that you can enjoy your time with us and enjoy the facility we provide to you.

Required Permits

Sagarmatha National Park fee : NPR 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1500 for SAARC

Pasang Lhamu Municapility Entry Fee : NPR 2000

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

Fitness and experience requirements

Everest Base Camp is one of the hardest and longest treks in Nepal. So, you need to be completely ready for this trek. This trek is not for physically ill people or inexperienced people. Even a lot of experienced trekkers find it hard to trek here. Because it pushes your body to its limit. So, we recommend you first climb small peaks then come after to climb this peak.in addition, if you decide to do this trek despite your lack of experience then we highly recommend hiring an experienced guide. Furthermore, you should not have any heart and blood-related diseases. Most importantly, you should be passionate about the trek. Then you can enjoy the stunning view it provides. Similarly, you will also not find it difficult to trek here if you are passionate about trekking here.

Climate and weather

At an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level. The climate and weather are mostly cold in the Everest Base Camp. The average temperature of Everest base camp is -17 degrees Celsius, the trekking is done throughout the year. Despite its temperature and weather. Annually, a lot of trekkers trek here. But, the best time you could get to visit here is during the spring and autumn seasons. During this time of the year, you will experience the best climate and weather. Which will help you get the panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lobuche (8516m), and Cho Oyu (8188m). But, sometimes it can vary from season to season.

Safety and security

The safety and security of the trekkers are important factors for our company. We check every route and trail before the trek. Similarly, we make sure all the belongings are safe and make sure that everything is under control. So you will be safe with us. Therefore, when traveling with us you can enjoy nature fully. Furthermore, the accommodation facility we provide is also very safe for your stay. So, you can fully have fun while trekking here.

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