Everest Base Camp Trekking

Duration: 16 Days   |  9 Reviews

Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world at 8,848m and a trek to Everest base camp is a life-changing trip. This trek is filled with breathtaking views of some of the tallest mountains in the world and of the Himalaya range along with the culture of the Sherpas.

Our 16 day-long itinerary to Everest Base Camp is designed carefully to make sure you are adequately acclimatized and get to enjoy the views and the culture; it’s a once in a lifetime kind of trip after all. Our trek starts with a 30-35 minutes’ flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. From Lukla, we follow the trail up the Dudh Koshi Valley to Phakding for the night. The trail takes us to Namche Bazaar the next day. Namche Bazaar is not only the hub of the Khumbu region, but it is also your first window to Everest; you get your first views of Mt. Everest here.

We acclimatize in Namche for a day. Acclimatization period is very important before going above the 3,000 m (9843 ft.)  While it is a lodge trek with well-routed trails and teahouses along the way, it is not an extremely easy trek. People with average physical fitness can complete the trek with adequate acclimatization and guiding. Along the trails that lead to the Everest Base Camp, we pass through quiet and beautiful Sherpa establishments like Tengboche.

Tengboche (3860m/12664 ft.) is located on a high ridge and offers a 360-degree panorama of Everest, Lhotse-Nuptse Wall, Ama Dablam, and Kantega. The century-old Tengboche monastery adds to the serenity of the vistas. As we leave behind one Sherpa settlement for another turning the wheels on one Mani wall after another, Everest slowly starts to get closer. We acclimatize at Dingboche at 4410m/14468 ft. Before hitting and crossing the 5,000m/1644 ft. Mark.

We set foot at the Everest Base Camp (5, 365m/ 17602 ft.) on the tenth day of our trek. You can inspect the massive Khumbu icefall up close from the base camp. Excellent views of Nuptse, Pumori, Everest, and Khumbutse among other mountains can be seen. The highest point in our trek is not Everest Base Camp though; it is Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar at 5,555m/18225m is the highest point in the trek and the best vantage point in the Everest region.

You get to enjoy the unsurpassable sunrise views of Everest including a dozen or more other mountains from the top of Kala Patthar. Once we have completed our trek to Kala Patthar, we start descending. We come back to the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu. Adventure Club Trek also offers other trips to the Everest region. For those who wish to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek less than two weeks, we have Everest Base Camp Trek- 14 Days and Everest Base Camp Trek-13 Days itineraries.

A typical day on a trek: Live the Experience in words

A typical day on a trek organized by Adventure Club Trek will be exciting, informative, picturesque and a lot of fun, of course! Our guides do not believe in hurrying the trekkers during the trip, they take a more leisurely approach which means you can take your time to enjoy the landscapes, take your photos and explore as much of the culture as you’d like. There are, of course, exceptions; times when guides have to hurry a team for safety reasons.

Trekking in the Himalaya is an experience like no other. Experienced, strong, qualified and friendly guides along with porters who carry your luggage make every day of this journey more feasible for you. You have to carry your small regular daypack on trekking days. We start each day with a wake-up morning cup of tea. Then, we pack our bags and sit for a locally made wholesome breakfast before setting off for the trek.

We typically start the day’s hike around 7:00 am-8:00 am, depending on the nature of the day’s trek and duration. We sit for lunch after walking for 3-4 hours. We usually take the lunch break around midday and resume after an hour’s rest. The afternoon trek is usually only up to 2-3 hours long meaning we reach our overnight stay before evening, so, we munch on extra dietary snacks till the dinner is ready. Once we have our dinner (around 6 pm) we are free to explore the adjacent places.

Before going to bed, the group discusses their experience. Later, the guide will brief the group on the next day’s trip plans. If it is too early to go to bed for you, we can engage in some games and fun conversations. Most trekkers prefer playing cards, reading books or learning some Nepalese. We wake up and start the cycle again.

Trip Highlights:

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, UNESCO World Heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Durbar Squares.
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, the largest town in Everest Region
  • Tengboche Monastery, the largest of its kind in the Khumbu region. Tengboche is also a viewpoint and provides fantastic views of Ama Dablam and Mount Everest.
  • Everest Base Camp with views of Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbutse
  • Kala Patthar, it is the ultimate viewpoint of the Everest Region. This is from where you can see Everest the closest, also enjoy views of other surrounding mountains.
  • Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: KATHMANDU: Arrival day.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding : Walking Distance. 8km.
  • Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar : Walking Distance. 11km.
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest and Acclimatization Day
  • Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche: Walking Distance. 10km.
  • Day 07: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche : Walking Distance .9km.
  • Day 08: Acclimatization Hike to Nangkhartshang Peak.
  • Day 09: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche: Walking Disance. 7km.
  • Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5,170m), visit Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep: Walking Distance. 13km
  • Day 11: : Morning climb to Kalapathar and trek back to Pheriche (4200m): Walking Distance. 16km,
  • Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche. Walkikng Distance. 20km.
  • Day 13: Trek Namche to Phakding to Lukla. Walking Distance. 19km.
  • Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu, 40-minutes long flight
  • Day 15: Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Day 16: Kathmandu: Departure Day

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included (3 Nights).
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek 
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary,  accommodation,  food, domestic airfare and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag  and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All government and local Taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Clients Reviews

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    Caroline J
    United Kingdom Published: Monday, June 5, 2017

    Spiritual Harmony and a trip of a life time


    If you are in any doubts about what you can achieve in life and are searching for an answer in the spiritual home of the Himalayas or if you just want to loose yourself in gods play ground and the magical beauty of Everest and the Sagamatha National Park then look no further ! With Birendra's quiet confidence he will make sure you return home with all and more that you could imagine. Under the experienced embrace of Advenure Clubs team especially Prakash and Prem who care for and watch every step with respect for all fitness abilities making sure what ever your expectation you are getting 100% pleasure and enjoyment from your experience in Nepal with them.


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    Michele K
    United Kingdom Published: Thursday, April 27, 2017

    The people to help you explore Nepal


    Thank you Birendra and your guys, It was a pleasure trekking with you and your team. They were all so helpful polite and just A1 as we trekked to EBC.
    I can highly recommend Birendra as the man who will make you feel safe and make your Trek absolutely brilliant. We were luck to enjoy Birendra's sunny personality before and after our trek. He was supportive and efficient when we were in difficulty and at no time did we feel lost and alone. So once again Thank you Birendra... we have already recommended you and Adventure Club to someone.


  • Belami_13
    United Kingdom Published: Friday, April 21, 2017

    Everest Base Camp


    This trek to Everest Base Camp was my first trek of any kind - and I wasn't disappointed! The location is, of course, stunning. So exciting just to be at the roof of the world. But the whole experience was enhanced by Birendra and his assistants, Prakesh and Prem. I found them to be extremely professional in relation to the organisation of the trip and, on a personal level, unfailingly helpful and courteous. I felt myself to be in very good hands, safe and well looked after. No hesitation in recommending Adventure Club.

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    Deborah B
    United Kingdom Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    First class organisation, stunning scenery, perfect group - loved every minute”


    Birendra and his team came recommended to me and I wasn't disappointed. Birendra offered help and advice leading up to our trip and he and his team inspired confidence all the way. The food and accommodation were well organised as was every aspect of our trip.

    All of the group were cared for and supported the whole way. Birendra, Prem and Prakash were funny, warm, friendly and professional, knew every aspect of this trip inside out and clearly wanted to help us all achieve our goal. As for the Everest region itself.....absolutely stunning. Jaw-dropping views, snow-topped peaks, turquoise rivers, wonderful friendly, peace-loving people. The trek to Everest Base Camp is the best and most beautiful hard work I've ever done.  Do not be in any doubts about joining Birendra and his team to travel wherever you are thinking of going in this region. And if you do please raise money for the Himalayan House Project and take clothes for the orphanage!!


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    Oliver Taylor
    United Kingdom Published: Sunday, May 17, 2015

    A once in a lifetime trip to Nepal


    A once in a lifetime trip to Nepal! Birendra and his team at Adventure Club looked after us brilliantly! In Katmandu they took us to some amazing sights, helping us to see a huge amount in a short period of time. Up in the mountains they got the whole team up to Everest Base Camp unscathed (no mean feat I hear) by ensuring we gradually became acclimatised to the increasingly high altitude. Because of their experience, and the expertise of the great guides (So Nam, Bhim and Kali), we had access to some of the best tea houses for sleeping and lunch. Where we needed or wanted to change our itinerary this was done quickly and with no complaints - nothing was too much effort for them. Strongly recommended if you are in Nepal for trekking, or indeed any other purpose.

    London, United Kingdom

  • mariariley27
    United Kingdom Published: Sunday, May 4, 2014

    Our trip to Everest Base Camp


    We used Adventure Club Treks for our trip to Everest Base Camp last year and I was really impressed with the service. From all the pre-trip organising and advise, with a complete itinerary up front and meeting us at Kathmandu airport, to organising trips around the city, to our exciting flight into Lukla and the 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp – everything was great, Birendra even helped us source the additional equipment like sleeping bags and walking poles for those in the group that didn’t have their own. They really looked after us and worked tirelessly to get us all to Base Camp, there were a few that suffered with altitude sickness and they quickly stepped in to organise the rescues without being over-cautious.
    Birendra and his team of guides and porters were professional, but fun (we had a brilliant spontaneous snow-ball fight at about 5000m, plus lots of banter throughout the trip), accommodating and most of all patient! The tea houses we used are very basic, but that’s part of the amazing adventure that is EBC! If you want all the comforts of your western home, then you’re better off staying there. Most importantly the guides and porters are appropriately clothed and looked after too, this can’t be said of all companies operating in the region and it really is our responsibility to use reputable ones that look after their amazing people, there are too many deaths of Sherpas on that mountain for the sake of Western travel! Be responsible, not cheap!

    I’d highly recommend Adventure Club Treks and hope to do another trip with them very soon – next time - the jungle and rafting, they’re definitely my go-to company in Nepal!London, United Kingdom

    Austria Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    Love with this country and the whole region


    Birendra, the company's owner, is a real great person. We got his contact from an acquaintance. First, we didn't know what would expect us, when we came to Kathmandu. But as we arrived, he waited for us at the airport, helped us with the check in in our hotel in kathmandu, organized the trekking-permit, booked the domestic flight and i really have to say: we are so happy that we got his contact because all went really great and he is a really trustworthly person! A year is nearly over since we met him in Nepal and we still have contact. He is one of the people, why we fell in love with this country and the whole region! Thank you so much again for organizing this amazing trip! We won't forget what you've done for us!! Thank you!

    Lcom Vienna, Austria

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    Chris M
    United Kingdom Published: Thursday, June 25, 0201

    Expedition Everest Base Camp!


    Birendra and his team lead us on an epic journey of a lifetime, from meeting and greeting us in Kathmandu, thru every step to Everest Base Camp and safely back. Birendra and his team of guides and porters were helpful, enthusiastic and amazing throughtout, from sorting out anything we asked for at Tea Houses, a multitude of questions about Nepal, the Himalayas and generally keeping up all our spirits. We also felt safe and assured that when a group member unfortunately had altitude sickness Birendra took care of them in great detail. All in all, five stars! Adventure Club - We shall be back! :)


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    United Kingdom Published: Monday, November 30, -0001

    A great trip thanks to a great team


    A once in a lifetime trip to Nepal! Birendra and his team at Adventure Club looked after us brilliantly! In Katmandu they took us to some amazing sights, helping us to see a huge amount in a short period of time.Up in the mountains they got the whole team up to Everest Base Camp unscathed (no mean feat I hear) by ensuring we gradually became acclimatised to the increasingly high altitude. Because of their experience, and the expertise of the great guides (So Nam, Bhim and Kali), we had access to some of the best tea houses for sleeping and lunch.  Where we needed or wanted to change our itinerary this was done quickly and with no complaints - nothing was too much effort for them. Strongly recommended if you are in Nepal for trekking, or indeed any other purpose.


Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna,Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

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Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
November 13, 2018
November 28, 2018
Available US$ 1379
November 16, 2018
December 01, 2018
Available US$ 1379
November 20, 2018
December 05, 2018
Available US$ 1379
November 24, 2018
December 09, 2018
Available US$ 1379
November 27, 2018
December 12, 2018
Available US$ 1379
November 30, 2018
December 15, 2018
Available US$ 1379
November 30, 2018
December 15, 2018
Available US$ 1379
PRICE FROM US$ 1379 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1379
  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
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