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Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days trip from Kathmandu

12 Night 13 Days
Tour Type:
Group size:
Minimum : 2 Persons


Duration: 12 Night 13 Days

Start and End Location: Kathmandu

Food: Breakfast

Group size: Minimum 2 people


Total: 65100


Accompanied service

Transportation Breakfast Sightseeing Stay

Special offer


Day 1:- Arrive Kathmandu


  • Altitude: 4,600ft/1,400m
  • Check-in Hotel (12:00 noon) (Stay is included in the cost)
  • Spend the day exploring the streets of Kathmandu
  • A short briefing session will be done in the evening


Day 2:- Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding


  • Altitude: Lukla 9,350ft/2,860 m – Phakding 8,500ft/2,600m
  • Early morning fly to Lukla (30 minutes)
  • Trek to Phakding 9km/ 4 to 5 hours
  • Easy and Gradual descent
  • Cheplung is a village on the way from where you can see Mt. Khumbila
  • You can buy or refill your water bottles from tea houses on the way

Note: Flights to Lukla are prone to delay due to weather, keep one or two buffer days


Day 3:- Phakding to Namche Bazaar


  • Altitude: Namche bazaar 11,300ft/3,450m
  • Trek: 10km/ 7 hours
  • Moderate level of the climb and steep climb before Namche bazaar
  • Namche Bazaar is the capital of the Khumbu region
  • First Everest viewpoint will come today
  • You can spot Kongderei and Thamserku peak
  • Monjo village is the midpoint of the today’s trek
  • Swiss suspension bridge on Dudhkosi river is one of the attractions which is the lifeline of Khumbu region
  • Today you will enter into the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)


Day 4:- Namche Bazaar (Acclimatisation day)


  • Today is the acclimatisation day
  • You can hike up to Sherpa Cultural Museum to get a view of Everest and Ama Dablam
  • It’s worth it to explore the town, good place for trekking gear
  • ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants are available at extra cost


Day 5:- Namche Bazaar to Tengboche


  • Altitude: Tengboche 12,650ft/3,850m
  • Trek: 8km/ 5 to 6 hours
  • Mixed ascent till Phunki Tenga
  • Steep ascent after Phunki Tenga to Tengboche
  • Tengboche has the biggest monastery in the area
  • You can attend a prayer ceremony held by the monks to invoke protection on your expedition
  • Cross another high bridge at the village of Phunki Tenga


Day 6:- Tengboche to Dingboche


  • Altitude: Dingboche 14,250/4,350m
  • Trek: 9km/ 6 to 7 hours
  • Gradual descend and little bit of ascent after Lobuche River to Dingboche
  • The trail passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees
  • The route offers the amazing views of Ama Dablam towering above you
  • The trail crosses the Imja River to reach Pangboche
  • Continue the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche


Day 7:- Dingboche (Rest Day)


  • A rest day will help you to acclimate to the high altitude
  • A small hike will show you the world’s six tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu
  • From another location, you can see the Imja Khola Valley and Dingboche village


Day 8:- Dingboche to Lobuche


  • Altitude: Lobuche 16,200ft/4,950m
  • Trek: 7km/ 6 hours
  • Tricky climb on moraine and rocky terrain
  • You can visit the Memorial Shrine
  • The top of the ridge is filled with prayer flags and stones which are memorial shrines for climbers who lost their lives on Mt. Everest
  • As you will crossing Khumbu Glacier you can also see Mt. Nuptse


Day 9:- Lobuche to Gorakshep (Excursion to EBC)


  • Altitude: Gorakshep 16,900ft/5,150m & Highest Point 17,550ft/5,350m
  • Lobuche to Gorakshep 6km/ 5 hours
  • Gorakshep to EBC 3km each way
  • It’s Everest Base Camp day today
  • The good steep climb to Gorakshep
  • It takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach Gorakshep
  • Lunch is at Gorak Shep
  • A steeper climb to Everest Base Camp
  • The trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult
  • The trekker stop point is just before the actual base camp
  • Most tour groups are not allowed to enter or stay in EBC
  • Make sure you carry your day pack since you’ll need water
  • You can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp
  • Overnight in Gorak Shep

Note: drinking water at Gorakshep is chargeable. We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu/Pokhara for around $2 and treat the water


Day 10:- Hike up to Kalapatthar and retreat trek to Pheriche


  • Kalapatthar 18,200ft/5,550m – Pheriche 14,100ft/4,300m
  • Gorak Shap to Kalapatthar 2km each way/ 3 to 4 hours
  • Gorak Shap to Pheriche 15km/ 6 to hours
  • The steep climb to Kalapatthar (Difficult)
  • Gradual descent to Pheriche
  • Start early in the morning to avoid the early morning clouds
  • Kala Patar is the rocky hilltop below Pumori
  • Views from the summit: Everest, South Col, Lhotse, Makalu, Khumbu glacier & icefall, Pumori and Everest Base camp
  • Breakfast at Gorak Shep after Kalapatthar hike
  • Pheriche is a village situated above the Tsola river
  • Hospital in Pheriche, run by the Himalayan Rescue Association with the help of volunteers


Day 11:- Pheriche to Namche Bazaar


  • Altitude: Namche bazaar 11,300ft/3,450m
  • Trek: 15km/ 7 to 8 hours
  • Moderate, continuously descent and short ascent just before Namche bazaar


Day 12:- Namche Bazar to Phakding to Lukla


  • Phakding 8,500ft/2,600m
  • Trek: 19km/ 7 to 8 hours
  • Moderate, continuously descent till Phakding and gradual ascent to Lukla
  • Start your trek early in the morning, as it’s a long day trek
  • Stop at Phakding for lunch
  • Stay in Lukla


Day 13:- Fly back to Kathmandu


  • Morning fly to Kathmandu (30 minutes)
  • Your trek to Everest Base Camp is over
  • Spend the day in Kathmandu or fly back to your home
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu is included in the cost

Note: weather conditions may cause flight cancellations. Delays are possible any time of year but are more typical on summer departures. Keep one or two buffer days


Things to Carry

  • Backpack & rain cover: (50 – 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
  • Day pack + rain cover: 20 – 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
  • Walking stick: Advisable (At least one)
  • Head torch: 1 Nos.
  • Water bottle/Hydration pack: 2 bottles of one litre each
  • People who use a hydration pack
    1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one litre
    Carry at least one thermos flask
    Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
  • Personal Medical Kit: Consult your doctor
  • T-shirts: 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
  • Fleece T-shirts: 1 Nos.
  • Fleece jacket: 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
  • Down feather / Hollofil jacket: 1 Nos.
  • Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant): 1 Pair
  • Thermal inners (upper and lower): 1 Pair
  • Trek pants: 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denim, capris)
  • Poncho: 1 Nos.
  • Personal Utilities
    Sunscreen cream
    Toilet Paper & wipes
    Lip balm
    Hand sanitizer
    Antibacterial powder
    Toothbrush and toothpaste
    Quick-dry towel
  • Sun cap 1 Nos: (One that covers the neck as well)
  • Woollen cap: 1 Nos.
  • Balaclava: 1 Nos.
  • Neck-gaiters: 1 Nos.
  • Sunglasses
    Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
    People who wear spectacles-
    (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
    (B)- Photochromatic glasses.
  • Trekking shoes: 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
  • Floaters/flip-flops: 1 Pair (Optional)
  • Cotton socks: 5 pairs
  • Woollen socks: 3 pairs
  • Gaiters: 1 Pair (TTH team will notify you if required)
  • Waterproof gloves: 1 Pair
  • Fleece/woollen gloves: 1 Pair


1. Accommodation: (Sharing basis)
• Day 1 and 13 Hotel in Kathmandu.
• Day2 to 12 Teahouse.
2. Flights: (According to Itinerary)
• Kathmandu to Lukla.
• Lukla to Kathmandu.
• Domestic airport transfers for Lukla.
3. Support:
• 1 English Speaking Guide.
• Assistant Guide
4. All meals during trek: (As per the itinerary)
• Day 2 Lunch to Day 13 Breakfast
5. All necessary permits and entry fees.
6. TIMS card.
7. High-altitude sleeping bag.
8. First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder.
9. Storeroom facility in Kathmandu for extra luggage.
10. Insurance of Trekking Guide and porters.
11. Services from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.


1. Extra Expenses.
• Any kind of personal expenses.
• Porters for the personal bag*.
• Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers.
• Customary gratuities for guides & porters.
2. Nepal entry visa (approximately $40 USD) only for foreigners (Not for Indian).
3. Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
4. Evacuation and medical expenses*.
5. Mineral Water
6. Travel and Trek insurance (we suggest to get travel insurance from ASC360)
7. All costs not outlined under “What’s included”.

Additional information


11 – 15 days

Activity Type

Camping, Trekking


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