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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip code
Package name Everest Base Camp Trek
Duration 14
Max. elevation 5545 m
Level Moderate
Transportation All ground Transportation and domestic flights are as per the itinerary.
Accomodation 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu, and Tea House Lodge during the trek.
Starts at KATHMANDU
Ends at
Trip route Kathmandu-Ramechhap-Lukla- Namche-Everest Base Camp-Lukla-Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,240 per person

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Book a once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience in Nepal with Adventure A One’s iconic Everest Base Camp trek of 14 days! This popular trekking package lets you experience the natural beauty and famous trekking trails of the Everest region in Nepal. To provide a better service Adventure A One’s Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is slightly different. To skip flight delays during your trek, we fly direct from Ramechhap to Lukla, making sure you catch your flight!

Embarking on your Everest Base Camp adventure with A One Trek promises an unforgettable journey through Nepal's majestic Himalayas and along the Khumbu valley at Khumbu Glacier. Upon touchdown at Kathmandu's international airport, our team eagerly awaits your arrival, ready to extend a warm Nepali welcome with traditional ceremonies. A short transfer brings you to your hotel, where you can catch your first glimpse of Kathmandu's bustling city life. In the evening we go through the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary as well as introduce you to your Everest Base Camp trekking guide.

The following day we have an early breakfast and drive towards Ramechhap. This alternative route skips the delays and traffic at Kathmandu’s airport! Before taking the flight from Ramechhap to Lukla our Adventure One trekking team will hold a final gear check. The flight to Lukla (the world’s 38th highest airport) is quite spectacular and offers you some first glimpses of the Himalayas. From Lukla, we trek towards Phakding, tracing the path alongside the Dudh Koshi River and soaking in the breathtaking scenery. As we ascend towards Namche Bazaar, the heart of Sherpa culture, we make strategic acclimatization stops to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Continuing our trek through picturesque villages and rugged terrain, we reach Lobuche, and Gorakshep our last stop before Everest Base Camp. With anticipation building, we embark on the final leg of our journey, trekking to the iconic base camp nestled amidst towering peaks and cascading glaciers. After relishing in the glory of our achievement, we ascend Kalapatthar for a sunrise spectacle, offering unparalleled views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan panorama. As we make our way back to Lukla, we savor the final days of our adventure, reminiscing on the memories forged amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

Conclude your Everest Base Camp trek of 14 days with Adventure A One Trek and experience the magic of Nepal's Himalayas like never before! Are you interested in seeing more of the Everest region? Take a look at our other treks that include a visit to Everest Base Camp; the Gokyo Everest Base Camp trek, or the Three High Pass trek. Are you more interested in peak climbing as well as visiting Everest Base Camp? Our Island Peak with Everest Base Camp trek will be a greater adventure!

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Everest Base Camp Trek Cost:

As one of Nepal’s most popular trekking trips, there are different varieties and costs for the Everest Base Camp Trek. So what is the total Everest Base Camp trek cost? For Adventure A One Treks 14 days Everest Base Camp trek the total cost per person is only 1,240 $! This includes porters, guides, permits, transportation, accommodation, etc. Basically for this Everest Base Camp trek cost you’ll get the full experience.

Best time for the Everest Base Camp Trek:

Choosing the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek is crucial to getting the best out of your experience! Adventure A One strongly recommends booking your trip for spring or autumn. During these periods the weather is at its best to enjoy the mountains and with clear blue skies, you’ll be able to see at a great distance. Choose the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek from either March to May or September to the end of November for the best experience!

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

While we have had seniors and even children complete and enjoy this trek we do not want to take away that you are trekking in the Himalayas. So as for how difficult the Everest Camp trek is, it depends on your stamina and previous trekking experience. Officially, the Everest Base Camp trek is classified as a moderate trek in Nepal.

Mountains You Can See during the Everest Base Camp Trek

Marvel at the breathtaking panorama of Himalayan giants that greet trekkers along the Everest Base Camp trail. From the iconic Mount Everest to Mount Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche Peak, Thamserku, Pumori, and Ama Dablam, discover the majestic peaks that line up the horizon and capture views you could only dream about!

Short Itinerary: Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft).

Day 2: Drive to Ramechhap + fly to Lukla (35 minutes/ 2,800m/ 9,186ft) + Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,500ft 4/5 hours walking).

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft 5/6 hours walking).

Day 4: Hike to Everest viewpoint (3,780m/12,401ft 2 hours hike) + Namche Bazaar exploration.

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3,800m/12,467ft 4/5 hours walking).

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,468ft 4/5 hours walking).

Day 7: Hike to Nagarjun Hills (5,000m/16,404ft 2 hours hike).

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft 4/5 hours walking).

Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) via Gorakshep + back to Gorakshep (5,140m/16,863ft 7/8 hours walking).

Day 10: Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,192ft 2 hours hike) + trek to Pheriche (4,210m/13,812ft).

Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft 5/6 hours walking).

Day 12: Trek back to Lukla (2,800m/9186ft 5/6 hours walking).

Day 13: Scenic flight back to Ramechhap (20-minute flight) + drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 14: End of the trip & airport transfer.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m./4428ft.)

Welcome and Namaste to Nepal! Adventure A One Treks is ready to receive you at the arrival section of Kathmandu’s international airport. Upon your arrival, our team will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your booked hotel in Kathmandu. After check-in, you will be introduced to our Adventure One trekking guide, and go over the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary as well as a safety briefing during the trek. For your evening we suggest taking a walk around Thamel. Also called Trekker’s Alley in this part of the city you’ll find most trekking gear shops and restaurants. Enjoy dinner, and try out the Nepalese dumplings called MoMo. Spend your first night in Nepal in the comfort of your booked hotel.

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Day 2 : Drive to Ramechhap and Fly to Lukla (35 minutes/ 2800m./ 9186ft) than trek to Phakding (2610m. /8500ft./4/5 hours trekking).

Today you’ll have a slightly early wake up for breakfast and check out. Our Adventure A One trekking guide will be awaiting you at the reception ready to make the drive to Ramechhap. In standard itineraries, you’ll notice the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Adventure A One with its decades of experience knows that flights can be delayed from here. So we drive you to Ramechhap airport to skip any type of delay. It’s a short 25-minute flight. Enjoy the sights from the airplane window as you make your descent to Lukla airport. Once we arrived we held a final gear check and made our first steps on the Everest Base Camp trail to Phakding. The trail leads first down to the Dudh Khosi River and then follows it upstream. After a good 3 hours of trekking, you’ll reach your first Himalayan overnight destination and enjoy a warm meal and overnight at the tea house/lodge.

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Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m./11286ft./ 5/6 hours trekking).

Get ready for your second day of trekking the Everest Base Camp trail. Still in the green hills, we ascend towards the village of Monjo. Serving as the entry point into the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park and as a permit check post, we take a quick break here. Continuing on we ascend further towards Jorsalle village. A final ascend from here takes us straight to Namche Bazaar which provides incredible views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, etc. Namche Bazaar shaped like a horseshoe on the sloop of the hill is the last big town you will visit during the trek to Everest Base Camp. Take your time to explore a bit around the village enjoy a Sherpa dinner and have an overnight stay at the tea house/lodge.

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Day 4 : Hike to Everest viewpoint (2 hours hike/3780m./12401ft.) and Namche Bazar exploration.

Today is all about acclimatization. As we have already crossed the 3,500m/11,483ft mark, we’ll spend the day acclimatizing around Namche Bazaar. Adventure A One Trek has multiple options for you to spend the day. Take your time and make a short hike up to Everest View Point a bit higher than Namche Bazaar and spend the rest of the day exploring the village. Option 2 is all about those beautiful Himalayan views, Make a half-day hike, ascending to Syangboche. Here the Everest View Hotel offers a terrace with your first nice views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and more. Lastly, a more cultural option is an acclimatization hike to Khumjung village. Here you’ll be able to visit the Khumjung Buddhist Monastery where you get to see a real Yeti skull! Either option will help with acclimatization, or depending on your stamina and interest you can do multiple hikes as well today. Spend the night and have dinner at the same tea house/lodge back at Namche Bazaar.

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Day 5 : Trek to Tengboche (3800m./12467ft./4/5 hours trekking)

Continuing with the Everest Base Camp trek, we make our way into Buddhist lands as we trek towards Tengboche. Famous for housing the biggest monastery in the entire Everest region and its breathtaking views of Mt Thamserku, you can feel a positive energy as you trek today. As we make our way up the hill you’ll notice much more wildlife activity due to the Buddhist culture of respecting nature. Once at Tengboche check into to local tea house/lodge and spend time around the monastery. Optionally you can join the monks during evening prayers. Have a well-deserved dinner and a good night’s sleep to conclude the day.

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Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche (4410m./14468ft./4/5 hours trekking)

This day after breakfast we make a trek into the Imja Khola Valley. The trail first leads up behind Tengboche and follows the ridge around with an implacable view of the Himalayas. We pass by Pangboche and descend now to the Imja Khola River via Somare village. Entering now into the valley the views are just incredible! Cross the Imja Khola River and continue on the trail until reaching the village of Dingboche, which also serves as a pathway to Island Peak. Once at Dingboche relax and have dinner as well as a good night’s sleep.

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Day 7 : Hike to Nagarjun Hills (5000m./16404ft./2 hours hike).

Wake up, have breakfast, and breathe in the pure mountain air with the sun rising warming up the entire valley. Today we hold our 2nd acclimatization day. It’s crucial that we hike to higher elevations today and back down overnight. This is the best way to prevent AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We’ll make a day hike for the iconic Nagarjun Hills. Hiking mostly uphill Nagarjun offers some breathtaking views! Spend some time enjoying the valley and mountain sceneries before making the hike back downhill to Dingboche. This hike will have helped greatly with your acclimatization. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore around the village. Have a delicious dinner and spend the night at the same tea house/lodge in Dingboche.

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Day 8 : Trek to Labuche (4910m./16108ft./ 4/5 hours trekking)

Have a good energizing breakfast and set out for today’s trek to Lobuche. You’ll quickly notice the terrain is now much rougher and barren. Ascend towards the Thukla Pass and hold a small break before crossing the snowy mountain edge. Another 2 to 3 hours of trekking takes us to Lobuche village. Also serving as a cross-point town for other treks in the region, namely the Everest 3 High Pass trek and the Gokyo Everest Base Camp trek, depending on the season Lobuche can be a busy place. Spend time in the village meet fellow trekkers, share stories, and enjoy a delicious dinner at the local tea house/lodge. Tomorrow you’ll be standing at Everest Base Camp, so prepare your batteries and have a comfortable overnight!

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Day 9 : Trek to Everest base camp(5364m./17598ft.) via Gorakshep and back Gorakshep. ( 5140m./16863ft./7/8 hours trekking).

Today marks the day we trek to the biggest and highest of the trek, Everest Base Camp! After breakfast, we make our way to the last settlement Gorakshep. The trail leads over the snowy moraines along the massive Khumbu Glacier. It’s just a few hours of trekking to reach the small village. Once there we check in to the tea house/lodge, drop off our heavier gear, and take a short break. Being reenergized we prepare for a trek up to Everest Base Camp! The further we go the trail becomes smaller and leads along the impressive Khumbu Glacier on your right-hand side. Reach now at EBC (Everest Base Camp), and enjoy the moment! Congratulations you have made it to the foot of the highest mountain in the world! Take some time and capture this unique moment for life-long memories. Afterward, trek back down to Gorakshep for dinner and overnight. Tomorrow you’ll have an early wake-up call for a hike up to Kalapatthar, so make sure your head torches are charged!

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Day 10 : Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m./18192ft./2 hours hike) and trek to Pheriche. (4210m./13812ft.)

Wake up around 3.30 in the morning, and prepare for a 2-hour hike uphill to Kalapatthar. Also the highest point of the Everest Base Camp trek, from this black hill you’ll be able to see the best up-close views of Mt Everest. Furthermore, due to the early hike, you’ll be able to see the sun rising glowing up the peak of Everest, and warming the entire Himalayas in light! After this spectacular sight hike back down to Gorakshep for breakfast. Now we prepare to trek back south now mostly descending. Follow the familiar trail back towards Lobuche. From here we take a slightly different route towards Pheriche. Check in to the local tea house/lodge and enjoy a delicious meal before turning in for the night.

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Day 11 : Trek back to Namche Bazar (3440m./11286ft./5/6 hours trekking)

Take breakfast and prepare for the trek back to Namche Bazaar. The trail leads back towards Pancgboche and ascends back to Tengboche. We take a break at the monastery and enjoy some of the last nice views of Mt Thamserku before making our way back to Namche Bazaar. Trek back through the jungle into the Khumjung Valley. From here we follow the trail back to the Sherpa village. Have an energizing dinner and spend the evening telling stories of this incredible adventure as tomorrow is the last day of trekking!

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Day 12 : Trek back to Lukla (2800m./9186ft./ 5/6 hours trekking).

Wake up, and take in the last views of Namche Bazaar during breakfast. Today is quite straightforward, we head back to the tree line and follow the trail downhill back to Phakding via Jorsalle and Monjo. Now following the Dudh Khusi River downstream the change in view offers a different perspective. From Phakding we trek further and ultimately ascend back to Lukla. Well, done you have completed the Everest Base Camp trek with Adventure A One Treks! Check in to the tea house/lodge in Lukla and hold optionally a small celebration with your trekking team.

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Day 13 : Scenic flight back to Ramechhap 20 minute flight and Drive back to Kathmandu.

Enjoy your last breakfast in the Himalayas and prepare for a short and scenic flight back to Ramechhap. Once there we take a drive back to Kathmandu and check in to your booked hotel. Relax, unwind, and feel the accomplishment of having completed the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal! Adventure A One Trek, to congratulate and thank you for choosing us as your guide through the Himalayas invites you to a special farewell dinner at a traditional and local Nepalese restaurant. Meet back up with your trekking guide, and share stories of your adventure while enjoying delicious Nepalese cuisine! Afterward, we’ll drop you back off at the hotel for your last overnight in Nepal.

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Day 14 : Final departure.

Today marks the end of the Everest Base Camp package. Have breakfast at the hotel and 3 hours before your flight departure time our team will transfer you back to the airport. Goodbyes are always sad but never forever and we do hope to see you soon again for another trip to Nepal with Adventure A One Treks!

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