Trip Facts

  • Total Days: 28
  • Trekking Days: 22
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 5 Nights
  • Trek Grade: Moderate/strenuous
  • Altitude Maximum: Gokyo Ri -5463m / Kalapatthar - 5545m
  • Type of Trek: Lodge (Recommended for camping also)
  • Best season: March-May and September-November
  • Walking Time: 4-7 hours each day

It is obviously quite a long route for the Everest Base Camp Trek, but hugely popular, and once you get to walk it, you will understand why so.

The route is upliftingly amazing, not just because it was used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to reach to the Mount Everest while summiting for the first time, but also for its uniquely breathtaking terrain.

There is an alternative route beginning from Lukla reducing the duration and distance by almost half, but so gets shortened the adventure.

This Everest base camp trek -28 has its extra significance in getting to Jiri by bus which delivers you a kaleidoscopic view of quintessential Nepal, its magnificence.

Jiri, itself a touristic region, and called the “Gateway to the Mt. Everest”, is about 190 km from Kathmandu. Only 5% of the trekkers striving to get to the Everest Base Camp start from Jiri, so it impressively makes you a daring among a handful! The route from Jiri evidently makes it a ‘classic route’. By the way, the attractions of Jiri are Cherdung, Kalo Veer and Ramete Danda; they are the spots from where one can have vivacious views of extensive landscapes and mountain range.

Trekking all the way from Jiri through route traversing varied terrain, you will reach your next major center of attraction, the Sagarmatha National Park at an altitude of 5000 m; it is where 19 different lakes in the Gokyo Lake System spread over an area of 485 acres imbue the region with transcendentally pristine and pure ambiance.

It will fill ethereal. It is stupefyingly the world’s highest freshwater lake system. The Gokyo Cho, also known as the Dudh Pokhari, is the main lake in the system, however, the largest lake is the Thonak Cho.

These glacier-fed lakes have not only ecological importance, but also religious—they are considered holy by the Buddhists and the Hindus alike.

During the Janai Purnima, a Hindu festival, the region gets thronged with the Hindu devotees. It is believed that the Naag Devata resides here. Also, it has temples of the Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

All this makes this place all the more interesting. The national park is home to exotic birds and animals, and some rare species, like red panda and snow leopard. You might luckily get their glimpse.

Wait, the stunner is not over yet! You will climb the Gokyo Ri and the Cho La before getting to the Base Camp. From the peaks, you will have a mesmerizing view of the Everest, the Cho Oyu, and the Makalu. Onwards, it keeps getting more thrilling, more adventurous.

It will be a climactic experience to view the mammoth Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar at 5545 m from where you can have the most accessible closeup view of the Everest.

In addition to it, from here, you can also have a magical view of the Nuptse and the Changtse, and the glimpses of the Northern flank and the summit of the Lhotse will further uplift you.

It is paradisiac, and you surely would want to be part of it. So would we! Let’s do it together

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath & Patan
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Jiri
Day 04: Trek Jiri to Shivalaya
Day 05: Trek Shivalaya to Bhandar
Day 06: Trek Bhandar to Sete
Day 07: Trek Sete to Junbesi
Day 08: Trek Junbesi to Nunthala
Day 09: Trek Nunthala to Bupsa Danda
Day 10: Trek Bupsa Danda to Surkey
Day 11: Trek Surkey to Phakding
Day 12: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 13: Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 14: Trek Namche to Phortse Thanga
Day 15: Trek Phortse Thanga to Machhermo
Day 16: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo
Day 17: Trek Gokyo to Thangna
Day 18: Trek Thangn to Dzongala via Chola Pass
Day 19: Trek Dzongala to Lobuche
Day 20: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp
Day 21: Trek Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and trek down to Dingbuche
Day 22: Trek Dingbuche to Tangboche
Day 23: Trek Tengboche to Jorsale
Day 24: Trek Jorsale to Lukla
Day 25: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 26: Visit Bhaktapur
Day 27: Visit Boudhanath & Pashupatinath
Day 28: Departure

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the Nepali Traditional  restaurants in Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m.

Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath and Patan: We start our tour visiting a magnificent Buddhist stupa Swoyambunath. Then we drive to Patan to visit a true open air museum with its pagoda designed temples, stupas and monasteries.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Jiri (1905m): a scenic drive to Jiri for about eight hours. The road is about 188km long and quite narrow but it is very smooth. Jiri is a small town named after Jirel, the primary ethnic people who live in and around the town.
Overnight: Lodge
Driving Time: 8 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 571m

Day 04: Trek Jiri to Shivalaya (1767m): Our first day of the trekking to Shivalaya takes about 5 hours. The beginning of our trek is a gentle climb up for two and half hours to Mali Danda (2440m) and then the trail gently descends to Shivalaya (1800m) which takes about 2 and half hours.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 138m

Day 05: Trek Shivalaya to Bhandar (2105m): From Shivalaya the trail begins steadily climbing to the Deurali pass (3000m) which takes about three hours. You can enjoy spectacular scenery of countryside and some snow capped mountains. Then the trail continues descending to Bhandar taking about one and half hour. Bhandar is a fairly big village with some prayer walls and small Gompas (Monastery).
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4 ½ hours
Difference in Elevation: + 338m

Day 06: Trek Bhandar to Sete (2575m): We start our day on a fairly easy trail to Kinja which leads to steep uphill climb to Sete. We go through several small settlements and scattered rhododendron forest.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 470m

Day 07: Trek Sete to Junbesi (2675m): The day start with steep climb through the rhododendron forest and gets gentle as we get closer to Lamjura Pass (3500m). After we walk along the ridge of Lamjura pass for about an hour, the trail descends to Junbesi through the lush pine forest. Junbesi is a very stunning Sherpa village with some modern guest houses along with some traditional houses.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6-7 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 100m

Day 08: Trek Junbesi to Nunthala (2785m): At the beginning, the trek gently ascends for about 2 hours to Phurtung (2900m), which offers the first glimpse of Mt. Everest (8,848m). The trail continues to Thaksindu La Pass (3100m) with gentle uphill going through Ringmo Khola (2500m). Then sheer descend for about 2 hours takes you to Nunthala.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 7 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 110m

Day 09: Trek Nunthala to Bupsa Danda (2683m): As we continue, the trek gently descends to the Dudh Koshi for about two hours, going through agricultural farming land and Rai and Sherpa's settlements. Then, the trail gently climbs to Kharikhola (About 3 hours), passing through Juving, a Rai village, continuing our trek for the day, we climb another steep uphill for about 2 hours to Bupsa.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6-7 hours
Difference in Elevation: -102m

Day 10: Trek Bupsa Danda to Surkey (2339m): The day starts with steep climb to Khari La pass (2880m) through rhododendron and oak forest along with small Sherpa settlements and tea shops. Then the trail gets fairly easy for about 2 hours to Cheubas crossing a small bomboo forest and Paiya village. Then a gentle downhill trek takes you to Surkey, a small Sherpa settlement.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 344m

Day 11: Trek surkey to Phakding (2650m): It is fairly easy trek to Phakding, takes about 4 hours. The first part of the trek gently ascends to the Cheplung for two hours and continues on a flat trail to Phakding, passing through Thado Koshi and Ghat village.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 311m

Day 12: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): The busy trail follows Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti where you can observe the beautiful view of Thamserku Peak then continue to Chomoa. We continue our trek again and climb to Monjo 2850m). Monjo is entry point of Sagarmatha National Park so we should complete our trekking permit and National park entry formalities before we enter the park. The trek again continues to Jorsale where we start our ascent to Namche Bazaar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Along the way you get the first proper glimpse of Mt. Everest and other surrounding peaks.

Namche bazaar is known as the gateway to Everest and has some modern facilities including  some very good lodges, several monasteries, shops, bakeries, an army camp, Sagarmatha National Park quarter, museum etc.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6 hours
Difference in Elevation: +790m.

Day 13: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m): Today we hike to nearby Everest View Hotel where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains. You may also be interested to visit Sherpa Museum which is a great place to learn Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering in the region.
Overnight: Lodge

Day 14: Trek Namche to Phortse Thanga (3680m): The trek starts with a flat trail to Shanasa for about one and half hour. From here the trail ascends to Mongla hill for two hours. Then the trail continues on steep downhill to Phortse Thanga for about one and half hour where we spend the night. The views of Khumbila, Tawache peak, Mt. Amadablam, Thamserku peaks are highlight of the day.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 240m

Day 15: Trek Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4470m): The trail begins by ascending steeply through rhododendron forests, passing many Kharkas on its way to Tongba (3950m) and Gyele (3960m) and then reaches Dole. From Dole we cross a small River and continue ascending to Lhaparma (4330m), and Luza (4340m) and finally we reach Machermo. The Mountain View from this area is superb.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6 hours
Difference in Elevation: +660m

Day 16: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m): Today we start our trek on a gradual uphill and trail stays similar all the way to Gokyo. We climb a steep rocky incline into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes and we then soon arrive at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Walking along the edge of the lake the scenery is breathtaking: the summits of Cho- Oyu and Gyachung Kang reflect beautifully in its emerald green water.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 320m

Day 17: Trek Gokyo to Thangna (4500m): We start our day really early in the morning hiking to Gokyo–Ri (5463m) for the wonderful mountain scenery including Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Twache and several other small peaks. It takes about two hours to reach Gokyo-Ri from Gokyo village. After enjoying the splendid view of mountain peaks, we retrace our steps to Gokyo. Then we continue our descent to Thangna. The route follows across the glacier.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 290m

Day 18: Trek Thangna to Dzongala (4850m) Via Chola Pass (5368m): This is one of the toughest days of the entire trek. It is the day when we cross the Cho-la pass at 5368m. The pass is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side where crampons and an ice axe might be needed. (Depending on time of the year of your trek) The western approach to the pass varies in difficulty depending on the amount of snow. The views offered here are excellent. After crossing the Cho-la Pass the trail steeply descends to Dzongala. From Dzongala you can again enjoy fantastic view of the surrounding peaks.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 350m

Day 19: Trek Dzongala to Labuche (4930m): Today we have a short trek to Labuche which gives you enough time to rest for your approach to Everest Base camp.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 80m

Day 20: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) and Everest Base Camp (5380m): As we continue our journey to Everest Base Camp, view of the mountain peaks and surroundings get better and closer. The trail up to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers great view of Pumori and Surrounding mountain peaks as well as the view of Everest Base Camp and Khumbu glacier. After some rest in Gorakshep, we start hiking towards our final destination Everest Base Camp (5380m). It is strenuous walk to the Everest Base Camp but it is worth of each step. We spend about an hour at the Base Camp then retrace our steps back to Gorakshep.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 8 hours
Difference in Elevation: +240m

Day 21: Trek Gorakshep to Kalapatthar & trek down to Dingbuche (4410m): Early morning hike to Kalapatthar; we try to reach to the top of the Kalapatthar (5545m) before the sunrise, which is one of the finest viewpoints in Khumbu region. After enjoying the best view of the region, we hike back to our lodge at Gorakshep and have breakfast then start our trek down to Dingbuche.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 7 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 760m

Day 22: Trek Dingbuche to Tangboche (3860m): Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through various villages including Orsho, Shomare and lower Pangboche to reach the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola River. For our final approach to Tangbuche we ascend gradually through Debuche. Tangboche is a very well-known place in Nepal due to its’ Buddhist monastery and the superb surrounding mountain view.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 550m

Day 23: Trek Tengboche to Jorsale (2810m): We continue our trek from Tengboche descending steeply through a stunning forest of rhododendron, blue pine and silver fir to Phunkithanga a small settlement with couple of tea houses. The trail ascends to Trashinga crossing a suspension bridge continuing through juniper and pine forest, on an easy trail to Namche Bazaar. After having lunch in Namche the trail steeply descends before crossing the suspension bridge and continues to Jorsalle following Dudh Koshi River.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6-7 hours
Difference in Elevation: -1050m

Day 24: Trek Jorsale to Lukla (2865m): On our final days’ trek to reach Lukla we cross Phakding, Ghat, Thado Koshi, and Cheplung taking about 4-5 hours to complete.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Difference in Elevation: +55m

Day 25: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1334m): a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. The flight usually leaves early from Lukla and takes about 40 minutes to Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel
Flight Time: 40 minutes
Difference in Elevation: - 1531m

Day 26: Visit to Bhaktapur (1334m): Today we drive for an hour to visit very ancient city of Bhaktapur.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 27: Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath: We start our day visiting holiest place of Hindu, Pashupatinath temple. Then we visit a magnificent Buddhist stupa, Boudhanath.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 28: Transfer to the airport and departure.

Cost Includes

  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing BB basis
  • Transport, guided visits and entry of the monuments in Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle for Kathmandu - Jiri
  • Domestic flight ticket Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Trekking permit /TIMS, and National park entry fee
  • A professional tour / trekking guide and porters
  • Meals Full board during trek
  • Drinks (Tea and Coffee only)
  • Accommodation in Lodge during the trek
  • Your international flight re-confirmation
  • All necessary documents and government tax
  • Insurance for all staff (including guide, porters, assistant guide)


cost Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident/repatriation helicopter/medical care)
  • Alternative transportation (flights / vehicles), Accommodation in case of bad weather, flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade etc.
  • Personal expenses such as cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone, Hot shower etc
  • Emergency evacuation rescue charge, if needed
  • Alternative transportation, in case of flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade etc
  • Tips for trekking staff or bus driver

Special Note: This Itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. The Trek can be operated with Lodge/tea house and/or camping accommodation, based on your preference. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.

NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size

Trekking Gear:

Srl.

Description

Qty.

Remarks

01Day back-pack

1

02Gore-Tex Jacket

1

03Down Jacket

1

04Fleece Jacket

1

05Micro Fleece

1

06Trekking pants(Trousers)

2

07Hiking shoes (Boots)

1

08Runners (sport shoes)

1

09Trekking Socks

3

10Rain poncho

1

11Sun-glasses

1

12Water bottles

2

13Thermal underwear(long)

1-2

14T- shirts

2-3

15Sunscreen/lotion

1

16Flip flop (sandal)

1

17Towel

1

18Hat(Baseball cap)

1

19Pristine drops (Water purifier)

1

20Head light/flash light

1

21Sleeping Bag

1

22Gloves

1

23Wind Proof Trouser (s)

1

24Personal medical kid

1

25Toiletries

1

Weather Report

Nepal Climate

Climate:
From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.

Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year. Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer. Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C. Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.

The summer/monsoon period: It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.

Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.

In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.

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