Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base camp trek is Nepal’s most popular treks, the trip to Everest Base Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and is unsurpassed for stunning mountain views. Highlights include a side trip to the settlement of…

Itinerary at a glance

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 2 : Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, gear check and preparation.

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla. Lukla to Phakding. 3 hours. 200m descent.

Day 4 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar. 6 hours. 1000m ascent, 100m descent.

Day 5 : Acclimatissation day in Namche Bazaar. Optional day hikes.

Day 6 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. 5 hours. 350m descent, 750m ascent.

Day 7 : Tengboche to Pheriche. 5 hours. 70m descent. 450m ascent.

Day 8 : Acclimatisation day in Pheriche. Optional day hikes.

Day 9 : Pheriche to Duglha. 3 hours. 400m ascent.

Day 10 : Duglha to Lobuche. 3 hours. 300m ascent.

Day 11 : Lobuche to Gorak Shep. 3 hours. 250m ascent. Optional Kala Pattar trip.

Day 12 : Walk to Everest Base Camp & back to Lobuche.

Day 13 : Lobuche to Dingboche. 3 hours. 600m descent.

Day 14 : Dingboche to Tengboche. 3 hours. 550m descent, 70m ascent.

Day 15 : Tengboche to Namche Bazaar. 5 hours. 750m descent, 350m ascent.

Day 16 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla. 7 hours. 950m descent, 250m ascent.

Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu. And transfer to hotel, meet at the office at 6pm and go for  post trip meal with Alternative Nepal  staff.

Day 18 : Rest in Kathmandu (optional 1 day rafting  on Bhote Kosi River)

Day 19 : Transfer to airport for final departure


The trek to Everest Base Camp can be extended to 22 days by starting from Jiri, rather than flying into Lukla, giving you a chance to acclimatise by following in the footsteps of the original Everest expeditions. You can also opt to spend a couple of extra days exploring the Sherpa villages around Namche Bazaar—another great way to acclimatise whilst getting to grips with local culture.

Suggested Backpack: 

  • Personal belongings (i.e.camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc)
  • Hiking boots, sports shoe/ trainers, 3/4 woolen socks ,2pairs liners socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat,
  • 1 Day back pack and duffel bag for your clothing.
  • Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, thermals.


Comprehensive list will be provided while book the trip;

Most of the items can buy or rent in kathmandu.

Trip Cost per person:
Mininimum Group Size:

  • Experienced English-speaking guide (4:1 ratio), local porter(2:1ratio).
  • Domestic flights, Airport transfer, 3 night hotel in Kathmandu bed & breakfast.
  • Essential group climbing gear e.g.  First aid.
  • Trekking permit  and TIMS (Tourism Information Management System) staff’s salary their insurance.
  • Food during the trekking and climbing, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and hot drinks tea & Coffee.
  • Accommodation at local tea-house during the trekking.

Not Included:
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. snacks, chocolate  during the day etc)
  • Travel/ trekking, accidental/ health insurance (mandatory)
  • Mineral Water and Alcohol and all bottle beverages.
  • International airfare and airport tax, Visa fee
  • Guides/ Porter’s tip.
  • Emergency evacuation.