A walking holiday to Mount Everest
Kathmandu- Lukla- Phakding- Namche Bazaar- Tengboche- Dingbouche- Lobuche- Gorakshep- Khumbu Glacier -Everest Base Camp- Kala-Pathhar

One of the most breathtaking walking tour /trek one can undertake in a lifetime.The journey begins at Kathmandu taking you through some of the most stunning and remotest landscapes, the world of adventure has to offer.Experience the nomad style travelling caravan like the old days from Lukla all the way to Everest Base Camp- EBC.Touch altitudes as high as 18,200 ft at Kala-patthar , witness the first rays of the sun at 29,029 ft on Mount Everest and its neighbouring giants Nuptse and Changtse.

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Preselected Choice of accommodation

Service Level

All Inclusive






18 to 60 years



Fitness Guide

Trekkers should be in good physical condition and prepared for the physical demands of the trek. The trek demands a 6-7 hours of hike each day on rocky and steep terrain.

Trek , Hike, Run, Cycle , if possible try to spend some time at high altitudes- exercising or participating in short hikes.

Note: This is a group tour. Minimum group size is 16 people

Tour Map

Tour Experience

Welcome to the roof top of the world, in the heart of the Himalayas , home to the highest peaks of the world.

We are excited to welcome you to one of the most challenging yet exclusive treks in the world, to the base camp of Mount Everest (29,031.69 ft)- the worlds highest mountain. This trek allows trekkers to test their physical and mental endurance while taking them through some of the most stunning landscape's in the world among splendid forests and dizzying landscapesWitness life at some of the highest altitude's in the world upclose and personal. This truly is a once in a life time journey !

Total hiking distance covered 70 KMS | Highest Elevation: ( 5545 Mts/18192 ft )

  • The highest point on the journey is 18,192 ft at Kala-patthar from where we will view the sunrise on Everest , Nuptse , Changtse
  • Some of the highlights of this trek include stunning views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest (8848 Mts ), the Khumbu Glacier, the Ngozumpa Glacier, Ama Dablam( 6856 Mts ) , Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse , Cho Oyu (8201 Mts)
  • Experience the local Sherpa culture, their food, lifestyle
  • Visit monasteries as such as The Tengboche Monastery
  • Explore the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Splendid views of Lhotse ( 8516 Mts), Ama Dablam ( 6856 Mts ) , Cho Oyu (8201 Mts)
  • Ground team consists of local sherpas, guides and rescue personnel who have ample hours on this trail
  • Everyday hike of 6-7 hours
  • Small group of 10-16 participants

13N/ 14D

Next Departures:
  • Aug 13, 2024
  • Sep 01, 2024
  • Sep 13, 2024

You will be doing:

Village Walk
Star Gazing
Milky Way Galaxy

You will be experiencing:

Village Life
Regenerative Travel


1 Kathmandu 1550 Mts / 5086 ft

Arrive in Kathmandu. Meet our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to hotel. Towards the evening meet and greet the the trek team and other participants.

  • Tribuvan International Airport
  • Kathmandu
20 km None
None +

We fly to Lukla this morning . The flight to Lukla usually takes 30-40 minutes offering stunning aerial views of the Himalayas. After landing at Lukla we start our hike to Phakding ( 2610 Mts) which is a 3-4 hour hike.

This officially marks the first day of the trek to Mount Everest base camp. This allows for acclimatisation and familiarises the trekker and the trail.

The trail from Lukla to Phakding is relatively relatively flat with a gradual descent passing through many Himalayan villages, oak and rhododendron forests.

Stay at Phakding.

  • Lukla - 2860 Mts
  • Phakding -2610 Mts
None 8 km
Home Stays
Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Village Stay, Hi-Altitude Camping
Nature, World Heritage Site, Adventure
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Namche Bazaar (3446 Mts) is apt for altitude acclimatisation. This is a longer day of trekking than the previous day, we will take approx. 6-7 hours to reach Namche Bazaar. We will gain approx. 836 Mts of elevation from Phakding.

As we ascend the trail, we will enter the Sagarmatha National park which a permit check point. The trail passes through lush forests , suspension bridges along the banks of the Dudh Koshi river

  • Phakding 2610 Mts
  • Namche Bazaar 3446 Mts
None 8 km
Namche Bazaar
Home Stays
Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Glacier watching
Nature, Culture, Adventure
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Consider the elevation gain, approx 48 hours ago we were in Kathmandu at a elevation of 1400 Mts / 4600 ft, today we are at an elevation of 3880 Mts/12780 ft.
This elevation gain in short span of time calls for a day of rest and recovery. A zero day ! During your acclimatisation day the day is your own - spend time hiking to near by villages or simply kick back in the comfort of your accommodation, but hey you are at the highest landscape in the world - that definitely calls for a hike and some adventure to the nearby villages of Khumjung / Khandse and head back to Namche for the evening.

We are in Namche Bazaar for the night.

  • Namche Bazaar 3420 Mts / 11220 ft
  • Khumjung Village 3780 Mts/12401ft
  • Namche Bazaar 3420 Mts/11220 ft
None 3 km
Namche Bazaar
Acclimatisation, Short Treks
Nature, Adventure
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A gorge 600 m/2000ft below welcomes you to descend it before climbing up to Tengboche. Tengboche is the place from where one gets their first peek at Mount Everest. One can get a good look at Ama Dablam towering at 22,350 ft / 6312 Mts from Tengboche.

We will cross the villages of Devoche and Phunki Tenga before arriving in Tengboche.

  • Namche Bazar 3446 Mts
  • Tengboche 3860 Mts
None 6 km
Home Stays
Hiking, Monastrey Visit, Village Stay
Nature, Adventure, Village Life
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail from Tengboche-Dingboche is slightly different. We will be entering the 4000 Mts scale from here onwards, one can also note that the trail has lesser trees as we gain more elevation. The trail becomes more rugged from here on along with increasing icy winds and wind speed.

The trail is dotted with forests, potato farms and Himalayan villages. Hiking along the Imja Khola river one can notice the constant companion in Ama Dablam in the background. When we arrive at Dingboche a warm bed and hot meal of Dal-Bhatt awaits.

  • Tengboche 3860 Mts
  • Dingboche 4360 Mts
None 9 km
Home Stays
Trekking, Photography, Jungle Walk, Village Walk, Glacier watching
Nature, High Altitude, Adventure
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Todays acclimatisation day is to let your body recover as well as acclimatise to the increase in altitude. Most hikers spend this time hiking to near by landscapes, exploring the region around.

There is a popular ridge around Dingboche, to get there one as to hike down towards the same path taken when coming from Tengboche and take a diversion from a popular intersection there. Most hikers and guides can be found on this intersection-warming up to the sun.

  • Dingboche 4360 Mts / 14310 ft
None 4 km
None +
Home Stays
Acclimatisation, Short Treks
High Altitude, Nature, Adventure
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a hearty breakfast we proceed to Lobuche, our stop before Gorakshep Initially the trail is flat - one can soon find the any signs of vegetation, prayer flags, scrubby bushes, suspension bridges disappear. At this altitude, a rocky barren trail greets you surrounded by giants looking down upon you - this is when you truly know - you are but a speck of dust among these Himalayan giants.

The trail is fairly flat with low gradient of incline , it gradually starts to get steeper upon reaching Dhugla and takes a steep ascent to memorial hill or the glacial moraine of Khumbu Glacier. The trail gets relatively flat post the glacial moraine or memorial hill.

  • Dingboche 4360 Mts /14304 ft
  • Lobuche 4390 Mts /16210 ft
None 9 km
Mountain Stone House
Hiking, Glacier watching, Acclimatisation
Nature, Adventure
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Coming Up ! Our final stop before we reach EBC - Ecohunters base camp ooppss...Everest base camp 🙂

Today is the longest day of the trail. We hike to Gorakshep and then to Everest Base Camp ( EBC). The elevation gain is approx 200Mts .The distance from Lobuche to Gorakshep is 5 km -5km of Vertical climb.

Once we reach Gorakshep 5160 Mts/16920 ft - we check in to our accommodation - recharge our bodies with a hot meal of Dal -Bhatt. Given that the weather is clear we start our hike from Workshop to EBC -Everest Base Camp 5360 Mts /17585 ft. The trail from Gorakshep to EBC is relatively flat with gradual incline. While crossing the ridge which separates the Khumbu Glacier from the lake bed we realise that the climb is not steep as previous days of hiking, however the presence of large rocks from the glacier moraine makes it a bit challenging.

The distance of 3.5 km from Gorakshep to EBC is not long but the factors like altitude, cold, low oxygen, rocks make it challenging. Closer to the base camp we notice Khumbu Ice fall to the right. On the trail Enroute base camp we finally see the dark peak rise up between Khumbutse ( 6665 Mts /21867 ft and Lhotse (7861 Mts, 25,790 ft ) towering at ( 29029 ft / 8848 Mts ).

The base camp is marked with a large pile of rocks with the words - Everest Base Camp - engraved on them. Once we are at the base camp we spend sometime soaking in the views of the might Himalayas and the Khumbu Glacier surrounding it.

We Start our walk back to Gorakshep to end this days trail. The trail back is mostly flat or downhill with the exception of the climb being almost endless! It will be dark by the time we get to Gorakshep , so keep those headlights handy.

  • Lobuche 4390 Mts / 16210 ft
  • Gorakshep 5160 Mts / 16929 ft
  • EBC 5360 Mts /17585 ft
  • Gorakshep 5160 Mts / 16929 ft
None 8 km
Preselected Choice of accommodation
Hiking, Village Stay
High Altitude, Nature, Adventure
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The early morning hike to Kala-Patthar ( 5545 Mts/18192 ft )is surely going to bear an etch in your memory! This is the place from where one can truly soak in the views of the mighty Everest and the giants surrounding it. The trail takes a early descent before taking its way through a few steep switch backs and then levelling off before a few steep ascents until one reaches a ridge , from here it is a ten minute scramble to the top.

The views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks during the sunrise at the summit of Kala-Patthar is ethereal. It is truly and literally a once in a life time moment which will have its grasp on thee for a long long time !

We spend time at the summit warming upto the sun , witnessing the first rays hit Everest and its surrounding peaks at ( 5545 Mts / 18,192 ft). Once you have had your fill of the moment its time to take the long walk back to Gorakshep for a late breakfast and then onward to Pheriche ( 4371 Mts/ 14,340 ft).

  • Gorakshep (5160 Mts / 16929 ft)
  • Kala-Patthar ( 5545 Mts/18192 ft )
  • Gorakshep (5160 Mts / 16929 ft)
  • Pheriche ( 4371 Mts/ 14,340 ft).
None 2 km
Pheriche ( 4371 Mts/ 14,340 ft)
Home Stays
Trekking, Mountain Climbing, Glacier watching
High Altitude, Nature
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will be descending to Namche Bazaar (3446 Mts/ 11305 ft).

The trail is relatively comfortable. We find ourselves among the greens again - alpine meadows , forests and small villages make for a warm welcome. Familiar sights of suspension bridges , children and small villages dot the route as we descend to Namche Bazaar (3446 Mts/ 11305 ft).

We will rest at Namche for the night before resuming our journey to Lukla tomorrow.

  • Pheriche ( 4371 Mts/14,340 ft)
  • Namche Bazaar (3446 Mts/11,305 ft)
None 14 km
Namche Bazaar (3446 Mts/11,305 f
Preselected Choice of accommodation
Hiking, Photography, Village Walk
Nature, Adventure, High Altitude
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Retracing your steps to Lukla ( 2860 mts/9383 ft) is fun . You will encounter familiar faces on the trail and exchange stories at pitstops en-route. You will also encounter folks travelling towards the EBC and now that you have wings of EBC, you can tell the first timers and retrace their journey in your head !

On reaching Lukla we check in to our accommodation , while we await our flight the next day from Kathmandu , exploring Lukla this time would be more familiar and would also add a different perspective of the local atmosphere and culture.

  • Namche Bazaar (3446 Mts/11,305 ft)
  • Lukla 2860 mts/ 9383 ft)
None 17 km
Preselected Choice of accommodation
Hiking, Photography, Jungle Walk
Nature, Adventure
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We reach Kathmandu today.

Om arrival in Kathmandu , you will meet your local guide at the airport and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the day is yours - choose to spend time resting or exploring the city and its many by lanes or just reflecting on your epic journey !

In the evening we will have a farewell dinner at a authentic nepalese restaurant accompanied with a cultural performance.

  • Lukla
  • Kathmandu
134 km None
None +
Preselected Choice of accommodation
Local Shopping
Breakfast, Dinner

You will be dropped to the airport 3 hours prior to your flight. This is where our paths go their ways.. .Safe Flight...Untill we meet again !


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Dates and Prices

Duration Price for Couple Price for Single Price per Child

Aug 13, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024

Sep 01, 2024 - Sep 14, 2024

Sep 13, 2024 - Sep 26, 2024

Other Details

  • Airport Pick up and Drop
  • Hotel transfers
  • Two Night’s hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner during trek.
  • National park permit
  • Khumbu village committee fees.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • All necessary paper work.
  • Flight Tickets (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.
  • Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Local experienced guides.
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Last night’s farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra Porter.
  • Extra Meals.
  • Extra night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • All meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • All expenses in mountain other than scheduled because sometimes can be stuck in the mountain due to bad weather delay flight or any reason.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc).
  • Helicopter rescue will be extra
  • Insurance


Is the Everest base camp trek for me ?

The trek takes you through some of the most scenic landscape's in the world. A gradual gradient of ascending , descending and acclimatisation makes this a trek which can be attempted by a newbie as well as a experienced trekker

How is the weather like at the Everest base camp ?

The average temperature during the day time is approx. 10°C (50°F), while nighttime temperatures drop below freezing, reaching as low as -20°C (-4°F) during some months

The temperature can also be affected by wind and weather conditions, making it feel colder than it actually is.

Why do people trek to Everest base camp which requires so much physical and mental endurance

This is a subjective conversation and more attuned to an individual's preference.

The trek presents a distinct combination of mesmerising landscape's , physical , mental endurance , cultural immersion and a personal achievement in one of the toughest yet beautiful terrain in the world. It is indeed a once in a life journey

What kind of accommodation can one expect during the trek

Accommodation during the trek is a combination of tea houses and hi altitude lodges

What are some of the challenges of the trek

The total distance covered is 70 Km with the highest elevation of 17,598 ft.

Few challenges of the trek are


Owing to the remote location trekkers are far from any urban comforts and modern facilities. Trekkers should expect and be prepared for basic camping and self sufficient travel.

Weather :

The weather can be unpredictable with. frequent changes in temperature and wind causing sudden storms. To counter this trekkers should carry gear suiting to cold wether and rain.

Physical Demand:

Trekkers should be in good physical condition and prepared for the physical demands of the trek . The trek demands a 6-7 hours of hike each day on rocky and steep terrain

How do I prepare myself for Mount Everest base camp trek

Physical preparation:

Train yourself before months leading to the trek. Hiking , Running, Cycling and regular exercise will prepare your body for the rigours of the trek

Try and train yourself at high altitudes which can involve cycling, running or hiking at high altitudes so your body can acclimatize for the Mount Everest base camp trek.

Gear Preparation:

Make sure you get the right gear. Good quality sleeping bags, hiking boots, warm clothes , day pack , hydration system are a few essentials. Make sure you test out the gear and familiarise yourself with the gear before actually using it on the trek

Packing list for the Everest Base Camp Trek, including key items you’ll need for a successful and comfortable trek:


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Insulating Layers:

Outer Layers:

Trekking Pants:




Gear and Equipment:


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Headlamp or Flashlight:

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Food and Snacks:

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