The Everest Base Camp Trek offers some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Himalayas. Following your exploration of Kathmandu, you fly to Lukla, where your trek to Everest begins. The trail follows the stream of the Dudh Kosi, the ‘River of Milk,’ gently ascending through rhododendrons and magnolia forests.
Rest days are provided in Namche Bazaar (the lovely Sherpa capital) and Dingboche town (located beneath the majestic peak of Ama Dablam) to assist with acclimatization.
The temperature will have fallen by the time you arrive in Lobuche, and you will be trekking among frozen rivers in an arctic landscape. From here, you make your way to Base Camp, which is located at the base of the world’s tallest peak. The final highlight is Kala Patar (5545 m), with breathtaking views of Everest and the Khumbu Glacier flowing below.
Everest Base Camp Trek Outlines
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860 m) and then Monjo (2,835 m)
Day 4: Monjo to Namche bazaar(3,440 m)
Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 6: Namche Bazaar(3,440 m) to Debouche(3,820 m)
Day 7: Debouche(3,820 m) to Dingboche(4,410 m)
Day 8: Acclimatization day at Dingbouche(4,410 m)
Day 9: Dingboche(4,410 m) to Lobuche(4,940 m)
Day 10: Lobuche(4,940 m) to Gorak Shep(5,164 m)
Day 11: Gorakshep(5,164 m) to Everest Base camp then again back to Gorak Shep(5,164 m)
Day 12: Hike from Gorak Shep up to Kala Pathar and then to Pheriche
Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Monjo
Day 15: Monjo to Lukla
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 17: Bhaktapur exploration
Day 18: Departure
Flight to Lukla will take from Ramechhap (Manthali) until November 30, 2023.
There will be no direct flights from Kathmandu to Lukla until November 30, 2023.
From September 25 to November 30, 2023, Lukla flights will operate from Ramechhap (Manthali Airport), 133 kilometers east of Kathmandu. The drive from Kathmandu to Manthali will take around 4 hours. Thus, if you are planning to go to the Everest Region during September and November, you need to be prepared for one or two extra days.