Everest Base Camp Trek 2023

14 Days

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What is included in the package price?

  • Airport picks up and drops (two domestic and two international)
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu based on twin sharing with breakfast (Hotel Thamel Park or Hotel Jampa or similar)
  • 5-night attached bathroom room on the mountain during trekking (1-night at Phakding, 3-night at Namche Bazar, 1-night at Lukla)
  • 6-night normal twin sharing room (1-night at Tyangboche/Deboche, 2-night at Dingboche, 1-night at Lobuche, 1-night at Gorakshep, and 1-night Pheriche)
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner serving tea or coffee cup during trekking
  • Seasonal fruits with dinner
  • Kathmandu/Ramechhap – Lukla – Ramechhap/Kathmandu domestic air ticket
  • 10 kg baggage and 5 kg hand carry on the Lukla flight
  • Trekking guide flight
  • An experienced trekking guide for the trip
  • One porter for two trekkers from Lukla (weight restriction up to 20 kg for porter)
  • Sagarmatha National park entrance fee
  • Pasang Lhamu Municipality Local permit
  • TIMS Card Permit
  • Ncell SIM card on request
  • Pristine Nepal Trek’s duffle bag for trekking
  • Pristine Nepal Trek’s T-Shirt as a souvenir
  • A Sleeping bag and down jacket, if you don’t have
  • Trekking map of Everest base camp
  • First aid kit
  • 10 GB wifi internet data pack
  • Water purification
  • All paper works
  • Farewell dinner at the reputable restaurant in Kathmandu

What is not included in Package price?

  • Nepal visa fee ($30 for 15 days, $50 for 30 days, and $100 for 90 days)
  • Travel insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses such as bar bills, snacks and deserts, laundry, hot shower etc.
  • Kathmandu hotel in the case of early return

EBC 2023 Itinerary

A-city-having-more-temple-than-houses-KathmanduWe will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Unless you have obtained a visa prior to your arrival in Nepal, you will need to get a visa-on-arrival in the immigration department of the airport. Sometimes, this takes some time due to many tourists, but you should clear the airport within 30-1:20 hours and we will be waiting there with your name on the Pristine Nepal Treks name board.

We will then drive the 7 km to Thamel (30-minutes) to your hotel where you will meet your trekking guide. We will brief you regarding your Everest Base Camp trek and if you need any trekking gear, we will help to arrange it. Normally, we provide a sleeping bag and down jacket for trekking, so we will go together to the store to obtain these.

We confirm your trip once you have paid a deposit of 20-30% through our online system and now it’s like to settle your remaining balance. Our bank takes 3.5% of online payments and charges 3.5 to 4% for card payments so we request people to pay the remaining balance in cash. 

going-for-aflight-to-LuklaThere are sufficient flights to Lukla with domestic airlines for the Everest base camp trek, but most airlines operate their flights from Ramechhap during the busy season. Kathmandu has only one airport with a single runway where both international and domestic airlines operate flight so it has a high volume of air traffic. Lukla weather is also unpredictable, so it can take a long time for a Lukla round trip. It is a 30-minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu so it should take 90-minutes for the round trip but it generally takes more than two and half hours. This is why all the domestic flights operate from Ramechhap to Lukla during the busy season.

It is a 4 to 5-hour drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu and the domestic airlines fly to Lukla early in the morning, because Lukla weather is comparatively better in the morning. You need to be in Ramechhap before 7 am so will need to depart from Kathmandu around 2 am.

Once you reached Lukla you will meet our porter, have breakfast and prepare for the day in Phakding. There is a Pasang Lhamu municipality check post at Lukla where we need to buy a local permit for the EBC trek. You will see the Pasang Lhamu statue on top of the exit get before you leave Lukla. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa was the first woman from Nepal who summited Mount Everest on 22 April 1993.

The trekking trail leads you slowly down to Chaurikharka, Chheplung, one of the popular Sherpa villages. After this, you will follow the old trekking trail to Thadokoshi village, Ghat, Chhuthawa and Phakding, and you will experience the Nepal suspension bridge. There will be short downhill and short uphill stretches, but most of the time trail continues at a similar altitude. Villages are not very big in this area and most of the local people are involved in tourism. You will see hydro project pipelines on the way that provide locals with electricity.

You will follow this EBC trail along the Dudhkoshi riverside. After walking for approximately four hours you will reach Phakding, a tourist-oriented village, at 2,660m. There are about 20 lodges, guest houses, hotels and restaurants, and almost all the trekkers stop at Phakding for the first night.

3 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

before-monsoon-season-namche-bazarAfter having a wonderful night at Phakding, the second day of the Everest base camp trek will start after a delicious breakfast. Today you trek to the famous Namche Bazar 3,440m. Namche Bazar is called the gateway of Mount Everest. All trekkers and climbers have to come through Namche Bazar to go to Mount Everest.

You should cross the suspension bridge in Phakding which brings you to the other side of the Dudhkoshi River, and you have to follow this beautiful Dudhkoshi River all the time in this Everest trek. You will cross at least five suspension bridges before Namche Bazar. Passing through Tok Tok village, Bangker, Monjo, and Jorsalle will be a fantastic walk in the afternoon. We have to buy a national park entrance permit at the Sagarmatha National Park check post at Monjo. After Monjo, as soon as you cross the river you will stop at Jorsalle for lunch. 

After lunch, you will again cross the river and then you will have a steep uphill climb. Approximately one-hour walking will bring you to Larja Dovan where you will see the famous Hillary Bridge with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. Then you need to trek uphill for two hours to Namche Bazar.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

before-monsoon-season-namche-bazarIt is very important to have an acclimatization day here. Namche Bazar is located at an elevation of 3,440m above sea level and you are trekking to EBC which is 5,364m. You need to stop at many places over 4,000m before EBC There is always the possibility to have altitude sickness after 3,000m. It is advisable to walk slowly and stay at a place for two nights to avoid altitude sickness.

We suggest you hike even though this is the rest day in the Everest base camp trek.

Normally, our guide will take you to Char camp which is on top of the Namche Bazar where you can see beautiful mountain views including Mount Everest. You will witness the statue of late Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay and a view of Mount Everest 8,848m, Lhotse 8,516m, Ama Dablam 6,838m, Thamserku 6,608m, Kusum Kangaru Himal 6,367m, Kongde Himal 6,187m, Khumbila, Tawache 6,495m, Nuptse 7,861m and many other high peaks from Char camp.

Go further up to Syangboche 3,800m. It is a steep uphill climb but not too long. Syangboche is famous for two things: its airport which is the highest airport in Nepal, built at an elevation of 3,780m above sea level; and the Everest View Hotel, which is said to be the highest hotel in the world. Enjoy the view of Mount Everest with a hot drink, then go back to Namche Bazar. 

Namche Bazar is popular for its market on the weekend, and on Saturdays people from different villages come to Namche Bazar to shop and farmers bring their products to sell. As well as the market, this place offers many trekking and climbing gear shops, banks, restaurants, hotels and lodges, health post, security post, military base, Sagarmatha pollution control committee, small departmental store, sauna bath center, massage center, etc.

2 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tyangboche-Monastery-entranceAfter stopping at Namche Bazar for two nights, your EBC trek starts again from here to Tyangboche. The first part of the trail is so smooth and nice with a beautiful Everest view. The path is wide and clean through a constant elevation. You will have a panoramic Lukla valley view in the south and a gorgeous view to the North-East. Two hours of pleasant walking will bring you to Lausasa where two trekking routes diverge. The north uphill trail goes to Gokyo lake valley and the east downhill trail takes you to Tyangboche.

You need to hike approximately one hour downhill to Phungi Thanga where we stop for lunch. You will cross another suspension bridges, then you will climb uphill to Tyangboche for approximately two hours. Tyangboche is an important place in the Khumbu region. It has the oldest monastery  and it is the center of the religious faith of the Buddhist Sherpa people.

You need to hike approximately one hour downhill to Phungi Thanga where we stop for lunch. You will cross another suspension bridges, then you will climb uphill to Tyangboche for approximately two hours. Tyangboche is an important place in the Khumbu region. It has the oldest monastery  and it is the center of the religious faith of the Buddhist Sherpa people.


Monks live in this monastery and they perform puja every day, in the morning and afternoon. You can go here and get a blessing from a monk. Tyangboche has just five lodges and is very busy in the high season. If you walk half an hour further down, Deboche offers some nice accommodation and we will stop here overnight

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will trek to Dingboche which is over 4,400m. After a delicious breakfast at Deboche you will commence your hike along a beautiful horizontal path through the rhododendron forest to the Dudhkoshi River. Then you trek uphill to the famous Sherpa village, Pangboche at 4,000m. This village has produced many Sherpa mountain climbers. The tree line is only present in north-facing areas. Pangboche and Somare face south and do not have a tree line at this 4,000m altitude.

After this village, you will travel along the horizontal path for half an hour and then uphill to Somare where you will have an hour-long lunch break. The path is horizontal to Dingboche but the elevation gradually starts to increase. It takes about two and half hours to reach Dingboche at 4,450m.  This comparatively large village is the last in this area and you will spend two nights here.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trekking to EBC is always challenging due to its high altitude. Many trekkers suffer from altitude sickness in this region. It is not only due to the high elevation: weather conditions also play a major role in altitude sickness. Going slowly and taking acclimatization days at these places will be very helpful to adapting to the environment. Your body will adapt and you will be more likely to make it to Everest base camp.

Hiking to Nangkartshang peak 5,121m will be very helpful on this day. It is a steep uphill climb from Dingboche and takes 2 hour and 30 minutes.  This peak offers beautiful Mount Makalu 8,463m views including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Island Peak, Kangtega, Thamserku, Tawache, Cholatse, Nuptse, and many other high mountains.

You should then return to Dingboche before lunch and rest for the day. Going up and stopping at a lower elevation is perfect for acclimatization.  Even if you are very careful you can experience altitude problems at this elevation. You must tell your guide if you have a problem. Usually, it will be fine after spending two night here.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having two nights at Dingboche you will continue to Lobuche today. The first part of the trail is a gradual uphill trek for 20 minutes. Then you follow a smooth gradual horizontal path heading to Thukla for 2-3 hours. You should cross Small River before Thukla 4,600m. This river comes from the Khumbu glacier and due to the fast melting of the glacier, it always changes its path. Sometimes in summer, it is also very wide. There is no fixed bridge. Local people fix the bridge but it is not stable.

You will stop at Thukla (also called Dukla) at 4,600m for lunch. There are only two lodges and one tea shop therefore it becomes very busy in the high season as most trekkers stop here for lunch.

You need to hike uphill after lunch at Thukla. This part is one of the famous uphills of the EBC trek. It is not that long but trekking here in the afternoon will be difficult and challenging, but also interesting. Approximately one hour of climbing brings you to the top of the mountain where you can witness a popular mountaineer’s memorial, where it is always windy and chilly. Then you need to trek another one and half hours to reach Lobuche.

Normally, the trail is fine here except for during winter. It is a horizontal path but a lot of snow makes it challenging in winter. Lobuche is a tourist-stopping center before Gorakshep and Everest base camp. There are only 6-7 lodges, all of similar categories. Due to its high altitude, many trekkers complain about sleeping here and many trekkers suffer with headaches. A mild headache is acceptable but you have to be very careful if the headache worsens, and you should be fine after having a rest.

Meals here are not that tasty and both Lobuche and Gorakshep both places do not have variety of food because bringing food here is a huge challenge. Most trekkers have little sleep at this altitude.

Our team always carries an oximeter during trekking. You can measure the proportion of oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood of your body. It will help to monitor how your body reacts to this altitude.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is your Everest base camp day. You need to get up early, have some warm breakfast and start your day around 5 am. The first hour walking will be easy even though this is high-altitude. You will have a gradual horizontal path in the first section. After walking approximately an hour you should have a steep 20-minute uphill climb to Lobuche pass 5,110m. Then the path is formed by melting glaciers so it is unstable in every season. It is about a two-hour walk to Gorakshep but the views are incredible here. Once you reached Gorakshep 5,180m you can take a break for some food.

After stopping for a while you will continue to Everest base camp. It is only one and a half hours to base camp from Gorakshep. If you feel very tired, go slowly and take your time. The trail to base camp from Gorakshep is moderate but is also formed by melting glaciers. Everest base camp is also very unstable due to ice melting. Unfortunately global warming is causing the glacier to melt very quickly. The base camp, where all expedition teams pitch their tents, is located just before the Khumbu icefall area.

Once you reach Everest base camp, we congratulate you. Everest base camp is not only a mountain base camp it is the highest mountain base camp. It is a dream destination for all adventure lovers, all nature lovers, and all mountain lovers. Everest base camp is located over 5,364m above sea level. This is the highest base camp of the highest peak. It is called that you are not a real adventurer if you have not been to Everest base camp.

So take pictures, celebrate your achievement, and enjoy the moment of Everest base camp.  After an unforgettable time at Everest base camp you will go back to Gorakshep for an overnight sleep.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day is also important day on this Everest base camp trek. You cannot see Mt Everest from base camp so you need to hike up to Kalapathar 5,545m to see the view of Everest. Sunset from Kalapathar is the best for Everest view. Most people cannot hike to Kalapathar in the evening after a long day trekking to base camp. You need to hike around 90 minutes to Kalapathar from Gorakshep so it is advisable to start from Gorakshep before sunrise.

After seeing the view from Kalapathar, go back to the hotel for breakfast then walk down to Pheriche.

You will follow the same trail you trekked Lobuche and Thukla. After Thukla 4,600m, (you need to cross the River) you take the left trail instead going right to Dingboche. Pheriche is another Sherpa village situated an elevation of 4,200m above sea level. There is a hospital here which is very popular among the high altitude trekkers. All Nepalese guides and porters receive free treatment in this hospital, but tourists need to pay a high fee. This hospital opens only in the busy season. You will see yaks here most of the time in the year. You will have a pleasant sleep here after the nights over 5,000m.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After stopping overnight at Pheriche, today you will have a long day to Namche Bazar. You need to cross Pheriche pass 4,470m in the first section for less than half an hour. Then trek down to Orsho 4,190, Somare 4,010m and Pangboche village. It will be a constant gradual downhill trek. You will continue walk down and cross Imja Khola (River) then reach Milingo 3,750m, passing through Deboche and reaching to Tyangboche 3,860 is uphill a little. Then it will straight downhill to Phungi Thanga 3,250m from Tyangboche for an hour walk.

Normally, Phungi Thanga will be a lunch stop and then you will trek uphill to Lausasa for an hour. The trail will now be a gradual horizontal path to Namche Bazar for a two hour walk. You will have a lovely room with private bathroom at Namche Bazar and you will enjoy having a hot shower.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the last day of walking on the Everest base camp trek. After a delicious breakfast, you will follow the same trail you hiked up. The first section of the day will be downhill, past the popular Hillary Bridge with colorful Buddhist prayer flags at Larja Dovan and Jorsalle. You will check out from the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, then follow Dudhkoshoi river through Bangker, TokTok, Zam Fute, and stop for a lunch at Phakding.

It will be a long day walking through Chhuthawa, Nurning, Ghat, Thado Koshigaun, Chheplung, Chaurikharka and Lukla. The night in Lukla will be the last night on the mountain of Everest base camp trek. Your porter will finish their hard-working job here at Lukla, so don’t forget to celebrate and don’t forget to tip them.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having an incredible time on the Everest base camp trek, today you will fly back to Kathmandu.

Lukla flights are operated only from Ramechhap in the high season due to the high air traffic of Kathmandu airport, so we will most probably fly to Ramechhap from Lukla. It is only a 15-minute flight to Ramechhap. Then we will have 5 hours’ drive to Kathmandu.

We will take you to your hotel and the afternoon will be free. We are pleased to offer a farewell dinner at a reputable traditional Nepali restaurant in the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finally, we will drop you at the airport according to your flight schedule. We hope you will always retain fond memories of Nepal and your Everest Base Camp trek and will recommend Nepal and Everest base camp to your friends. 

Have a wonderful journey ahead. 

Thank you so much.

? FAQs

I am coming with my friends. Is there any service I can get from here?

Of course we can provide few extra service to you if you are coming with your friends or families or with any party. Also, we have a discount offer for groups. You can see here.
3-5pax = 2% extra discount
7-11pax = 3% extra discount
12-17 pax = 5% extra discound & extra services
18-24pax = 7% extra discount & extra services
25-35pax = 9% extra discount & extra services
36pax+ = 10% extra discount & extra services

Is Porter Compulsory for Everest Base Camp Trek?

It depends on you if you can complete Everest Base Camp Trek with or without porter. Similarly, have you ever done trekking in Nepal? If yes then where? Also, during that time did you hired porter or not? You can message us and answer those questions then we can analyze your answer and tell you if you need porter or not.

How can I pay online?

We have online payment services in our website. However, due to sudden updates in online payment system, the online payment system is not working. Still, you can book for now because we record your booking records with us. We will soon udate about online payment options.

Is there Alternative routes to Everest Base Camp Trek?

Of course, we have another best and recommended trekking package for you.
“Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Ri” is the best alternative for Everest Base Camp Trek.
If you want more challenging trek in Everest Region then
“Everest Three High Passes” is best for you.
Other than Everest Region, you can look our Manaslu Circuit Trek, Upper Mustang Valley Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek (off-the-beaten-trail) and Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

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Everest Base Camp Trek 2023