Thamserku Trekking Pvt. ltd.

P.O. Box 3022, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4413842

Everest Base Camp

Moderate to Hard

15 Days 14 Nights

Trip Facts

  • Duration:
    15 Days 14 Nights
  • Dificulty Level:
    Moderate to Hard
  • Activity:
    Lodge Trek
  • Max. Altitude:
  • Destination:


Moderate to Hard

Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many hikes. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet. 

Flying above the altitude of 2860M, the most popular trek begins from the Lukla. Everest Base Camp itself sounds so magnificent that from every people around the globe loves to visit once in a lifetime.

From the Lukla airport, the trail advances through the Sherpa villages, forests of fir and rhododendron and across high suspension bridge along the way. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant, market with a trader from around the villages and as far as Tibet.

Views of Island peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam are the major part which encloses the panoramic view. The magnificent view of Mt. Everest from the Kala Patthar is the major trekking zone. Incredible mountain flights in and out of Lukla by doing breakfast in Everest can be breath-taking. Staying in a mountain tea houses will help to relax our mind and soul, and continuation of inner peace with the passing cool breezes will take us to the heavenly world. Into the mountain village of Khumjung the school which has been established by Sir Edmund Hillary is also the major source of education to the recent point.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Everest Base Camp (5364M) from where all the major expedition starts.
  • Views of Island peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam are the major part which encloses the panoramic view.
  • Experience staying in a mountain tea houses will help to relax our mind and soul
  • Visit village of Khumjung the school which has been established by Sir Edmund Hillary

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing In Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly To Lukla (30 Minutes Flight), Trek To Phakding (2651m): 3-4 Hours Of Trek
Day 4: Phakding To Namche Bazaar (3438m): 5 - 6 Hours
Day 5: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3440m)
Day 6: Namche Bazaar To Tengboche (3870m): 5- 6 Hours
Day 7: Tengboche To Dingboche (4360m): 5 - 6 Hours
Day 8: Dingboche: Acclimatization
Day 9: Dingboche To Lobuche (4600m):5 - 6 Hours
Day 10: Lobuche To Gorakshepe (5170m), Visit Everest Base Camp (5364m), Back To Gorakshep: 7 - 8 Hours
Day 11: Gorakshepe To Kala Patthar (5,545m) To Pheriche (4,288m): 7-8 Hours
Day 12: Pheriche To Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 7 - 8 Hours
Day 13: Namche Bazaar To Lukla (2,800m):5 - 6 Hours
Day 14: Fly Back To Kathmandu
Day 15: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu (1350m)

Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

Overnight in Hotel

Meals: BLD

Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing In Kathmandu.

Today after the breakfast we’ll be touring around the Kathmandu valley. The Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath temple and Boudhanath temple are the major sight-seeing areas around the Kathmandu valley. These all are listed in a world heritage sites. The Durbar square shows us the regal life of ancient periods. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimages. Swoyambhunath temple and Boudhanath Stupa is the Buddhist temple which is very popular around the globe. Swoyambhunath is also known as money temple stands on the hilltop west of the Kathmandu valley. It can also be known as the viewpoint of Kathmandu valley. Boudhanath temple is the biggest Chhorten ever made around the world.

Overnight in Hotel

Meals: B

Day 3: Fly To Lukla (30 Minutes Flight), Trek To Phakding (2651m): 3-4 Hours Of Trek

The first flight to Lukla takes place very early in the morning. Depending on the time, you will have your breakfast either in the hotel or upon arrival in Lukla. You will be transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport from where you take your flight to Lukla which is about 40 minutes landing on the narrow, sleeping runway high above the Dudh Koshi River. Your porters and support staff will be waiting at the airport to help you with your luggage to start your trek to Phakding.

The trek to Phakding is an easy walk for the first day with a mostly downhill leg. The trek will take you through pastoral lands through several small villages and farms. Approximately after 3 hours, we reach Phakding where we spend our overnight in the tea houses that are probably run by Sherpas.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 4: Phakding To Namche Bazaar (3438m): 5 - 6 Hours

After breakfast, your tour guide will brief you about the day. An easy walk today to Monjo will take you through the pine trees and glimpses of distant snow-capped peaks. You will encounter few impressive waterfalls and yaks along the way taking necessary foods and other essentials for the trekkers as well as the locals. You will pass through the checkpoint before reaching Monjo where the officials check your permits. All trekkers to this region require TIMS cards and National Park Entry Fee. Your guide will sort out the paper works while you can stroll around for a bit. After this you officially enter the Sagarmatha National Park and a little way up the trail, you arrive in Monjo where you will stop for lunch.

After Lunch, you start your trek through the wooded valley on a good trail crossing the river through high suspension bridge. Right after the bridge is the upward climb towards Namche. An hour and a half long ascent to Namche is famous among the locals as “Namche Ko Ukalo” meaning the uphill of Namche. It is all uphill till you reach Namche, and about an hour before reaching Namche your hard work will be rewarded by your first view of Everest. Your guide will walk you to the lodge you will be staying overnight.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 5: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3440m)

Being situated at high altitude, Namche Bazaar serves as an acclimatization stop for climbers to avoid altitude sickness. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu region and is facilitates with government offices, internet, ATM’s, restaurants and a colourful market. Our guides can take us to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. We can observe traditional Sherpa life and enjoy flora and fauna found at such altitude.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 6: Namche Bazaar To Tengboche (3870m): 5- 6 Hours

Today we will ascend towards the biggest monastery of the Everest region located at Tengboche. It encloses within Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in a UNESCO world heritage site. The trek to Phunki will be easy, but afterward ascending will become relatively harder. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from the monastery shows us a divine universe built under the same range. We can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 7: Tengboche To Dingboche (4360m): 5 - 6 Hours

With a magnificent view of a rhododendron forest followed by a bridge over the raging Imja khola (River), we ascend towards Dingboche. We’ll pass the valley wall and then the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of the Sherpa in the region. It is a great opportunity to have a lunch with the Sherpa locals.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 8: Dingboche: Acclimatization

Before advancing forward, today we’ll rest our legs and settle our body with the increasing altitude. Optional trek to the Valley will pay off with rewarding views, but taking it easy for today is the important thing. Although, we can climb a ridge located behind the village and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 9: Dingboche To Lobuche (4600m):5 - 6 Hours

From here on forth, the trek will be gradually more challenging due to the high altitude. By trekking steep to the top of a high hill, we will be passing Dughla (Thukla). Before reaching Dughla, we trek across a wide pass which is much-wanted change from walking in a straight line. The company of Himalayas will be on all sides on our trek. After crossing Dughla, the trail passes through boulder-strewn slopes. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing great peaks.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 10: Lobuche To Gorakshepe (5170m), Visit Everest Base Camp (5364m), Back To Gorakshep: 7 - 8 Hours

For further advancement, we take the trail through the once vast Gorakshep Lake. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams. You head out on narrow tracks which are of few feet wide and few hundred meters above the ground. The distance between Lobuche and Gorakshep is of 4.5 km and will take approximately 2 hours to reach.

From Gorakshep, It is approximately 3.4km to the Base Camp. As you walk across the rocks towards the many prayer flags that mark the spot, you will arrive at Everest Base Camp. During the expedition season, many of the groups are settled here in their respective camps awaiting their climb to the highest mountain in the world. You can even interact with some of them. It will take approximately 2.5 hours to reach Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep.

After taking photographs and enjoying the moment, we head back towards Gorakshep for the overnight.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 11: Gorakshepe To Kala Patthar (5,545m) To Pheriche (4,288m): 7-8 Hours

Kalapattar’s altitude is often given as 5550m but the hill, further along, is a little bit higher. One fact is that you do not see the top of Kalapattar from Gorakshepe, only a false summit which is much lower. It is a fairly tiring walk up there unless you are well acclimatized. The views from the summit are memorable. Everest views are the best you can get from this place. Descent from Kalapattar is easy, just a quick straight down walk to Gorakshep and we advance towards Pheriche. The route to Pheriche will be rapid as we descend and it will be easy as well.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 12: Pheriche To Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 7 - 8 Hours

Back to Tengboche is mainly downhill from Pheriche, although, contrary it require an hour scaling a hill. We will be reaching Namche approximately in the late afternoon and off to bed.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 13: Namche Bazaar To Lukla (2,800m):5 - 6 Hours

After Overnight at Namche, early morning we will descend back to Lukla. The trekking though the trail will be exciting as well as easier as it will go through the forest of rhododendron and pines. We will pass Monjo after a short walk and then to Phakding. We stay on the same trail and advance towards Nurning and approximately 8 hours of the trek we will finally be reaching Lukla.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 14: Fly Back To Kathmandu

We will enjoy our last view of the high mountains while flying back to the Kathmandu from Lukla. The snow-capped mountains will be worth to watch. After 25 minutes of flight, our representative will be waiting for you at domestic airport to take you back to the hotel where you can enjoy your chilled beer and warm shower.

Overnight in Hotel

Meals: B

Day 15: Final Departure

Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12 PM. In case your flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel.

Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

Meals: B

Essential Info


Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US $25 for 15 days, US $40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Non UK nationals should check requirements with their nearest embassy (a few nationalities are not permitted visas on arrival).


There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is present in certain regions only (such as Chitwan); you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected. Please refer to the TRIP NOTES for complete advice on AMS.

Eating & Drinking

Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

Although meat is available in the tea houses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

Drinking Water

Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.

All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the tea houses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.


The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

Pre-monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

More Info

This is a Tough+ trek. It is activity level 9 with 16 days walking and full porterage throughout. The maximum altitude is 6,189m (or 5,545m without Island Peak) and the average is 3,680m. There are some steep ascents and descents and some narrow trails. As this trek also ascends to very high altitudes participants should be confident of their physical fitness and must have previous experience of trekking at altitude and in snow.

Although it is not compulsory to participate in the climb (the summit attempt is optional), anyone who does must have previous ice axe and crampon experience and know how to use a jumar and abseil device. There will be equipment checks and practice sessions for rope use, ice axe, crampon and harness use, abseiling and crevasse rescue. For safety reasons it is compulsory to participate in these sessions. If you do not take part the leader and climbing Sherpas will not allow you to take part in the climb.

Though technically harder than Mera Peak, for those with the necessary experience this expedition is within the reach of those seeking their first Himalayan summit. The climb requires strong lungs and a great deal of will power - it is graded alpine PD+ and starts with some rocky scrambling to a glacier. We cross the glacier roped up (there is one ladder to cross), and then come to a 200m steep 40-45 degree headwall, which leads to a 20m summit ridge. We will rope up to cross the glacier and you will be walking with an ice axe, crampons and plastic boots. There are fixed ropes up the headwall (approximately 200m) and along the summit ridge. On the ascent you will need to use a jumar and on the descent you will need to use an abseil device.

Please be aware that altitude can have a significant affect on your physical state. It is important that you take heed of the leader's advice and decisions at all times. The leaders are trained in first aid and are well aware of AMS symptoms and will keep a close eye on the group. We ask you to refer to the altitude warning within the Trip Notes.

The climb itself is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights or vertigo and the main trail itself crosses three modern suspension bridges over rivers and valleys - all of these have mesh sides but some are quite long and high.

Equipment Checklist

Foot Wear

  • 1 Pair walking boots (Trekking Shoes)
  • Trainer or casual shoes for trekking/travelling
  • Warm socks for colder areas
  • Gaiters in case of rain or snow

Log wear

  • Loose casual trouser for trekking
  • Thermal leggings for cold area
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
  • Water proof trousers

Wash Kit

  • 1 Wash bag with zipped
  • 2 Toothpaste
  • 1 Toothbrush
  • 1 Face washes soap in box antibacterial
  • Cotton bud
  • 1 Razor
  • 1 Nail clippers


  • 1 Sun lotion
  • 1 Lip balm
  • 1 Head lamp
  • 1 Diry book for personal memoranda
  • 2 Pen or pencil
  • 1 Water bottle 1 ltr.
  • 1 small knife
  • 1 head light


  • 1- Small Day pack (Rucksack)
  • 1-Duffel bag


  • Your choice of Camera
  • Binocular
  • Swimming Custom for Kathmandu
  • Extra clothes for Kathmandu

Recommended for Mountaineering Equipment list for TREKKING PEAKS

  • Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots
  • Gaitors & crampons
  • Fleece trouser or salopettes
  • Climbing gloves
  • Ice axe, ski pole, Harness, Karabiners , ropes, crampons
  • Snow googols, Desender/abseil device, Asender , Tapes

Head/Hand wear

  • 1 Fleece or woollen hat
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • 1 Sun glasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves


  • Selection T-shirts and long sleeved shirts
  • Thermal shirts for cold area
  • Warm shirts possibility fleece for cold areas
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Wind/water proof jacket
  • Down Jacket for 5000m altitude
  • Inner Vests
  • Under wears
  • Raincoat

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    P.O. Box 3124, Naxal-5
    Kathmandu, Nepal
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