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  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate Moderate
  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Khumbu
  • Max. Altitude: 5545m/18192ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Tea House Trek
  • Transportation: Domestic Air/ Land transportation

Are you a real adventure lover? A mountain lover? Or are you a dreamer? If yes, we have many ways to make your dreams turn into reality. We provide you the best blueprint of Everest Base camp which will make you feel “yes I can do it.”

Everest Base Camp Trekking is the ultimate vessel list trekking location in Eastern Nepal. This trek takes you into the lap of the Himalayas and the home of the highest mountain in the world, Mt Everest with the elevation of 8848m. Everest Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 5364m and brings you as close as you can get to the highest peak in the world (without a climbing permit). The Belvedere from Kala Pathar 5545m allows a classic view of the Everest range including 4 of the world’s 8000m+ peaks. This outstanding trek will bring you to the starting point of summit attempts and in spring you can even view the hustle and bustle of the climbing expeditions preparing for summit attempts.  Your journey through this majestic region will engage you in the energetic local culture and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries, charming villages and the gentle essence of the Sherpa people and community. The adventure lovers of the world always craft their dreams to step the basecamp of Everest once in their lifetime and Great Nepal Treks, the leading trekking agency in Nepal is ever ready to support you to make your dream turn into reality with local services and family hospitality. Grab this breathtaking offer save your time, effort and optimum satisfaction.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)

Day 2: Explore the real essence of Kathmandu valley at a glance

Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2,860m/9,383 ft) and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) 3 hrs

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft) 6 hrs

Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) 5 hrs

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 6 hrs

Day 8: Acclimatization in Dingboche

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) 5-6 hrs

Day 10: Lobuche- Gorakshep (5170 m/16,961ft)- EBC (5364 m/17,594 ft)- Gorakshep 8 hrs

Day 11: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5545m) – Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5-6 hrs

Day 12: Trek down to Namche (3440 m/11,280 ft)

Day 13: Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 14: Trek back to Lukla (2,860m/9,383 ft)

Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu loading the memories of Mountains

Day 16: Departure Day

Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. Your Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary. There will be a welcome dinner tonight where you will enjoy local cuisine and folk dance, overnight stay in the hotel.

Today day you will have a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City consists of Kathmandu Durbar Square (City of Temple), Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple) and Patan City (City of fine arts). Kathmandu Durbar Square is a complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. The Great Stupa of Swayambhunath stands on a hill to the west of Kathmandu. Its name means "The Self-created, Self-existent Buddha" also known as Monkey temple. Patan City is noted for its craftsmen and metal workers. The diversity of the Medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today's visitors.

Early morning, you will be transferred to Domestic Airport to board your onward flight to Lukla Airport commonly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. After wonderful 30 minutes on one of the most scenic mountain flights, you will be at Lukla. After having breakfast, you begin the trek which takes around to Phakding village (2,652m/8,700ft) and spends the night there.

In this Day, the trail will take you along the DudhKoshi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to your destination, Namche Bazaar, a historic trading point for Nepalese and Tibetan traders and the tourist “hub” for Khumbu trekking. Along the way, you will get your first glimpse of Mt Everest as well as other mountain peaks such as KusumKangru (6369m) and Mt Thamserku (6608m). You will see paintings of Buddhist deities at Benkar and a small gompa at Monjo as well as explore the granite bluff carved with Tibetan Mantra’s en route to Jorsale, Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche.

At this point, you take a well-deserved break! Today is the day for acclimatization and making the body fit to resist the altitude. Today you spend the whole day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar opens for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is a part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and Mountaineering clothing and equipment.

On the sixth day of the trek, you walk about 4-5 hours from Namche to reach Tengboche which is very famous for the biggest Buddhist monastery. Tengboche is a small traditional Sherpa village in the Khumbu region from where you can observe the scenic panoramic view of Mount Everest and other snow capped Mountain peaks including Mount Lhotse & Mount Nuptse, Thamserku and AmaDablam. You may get the exposer with some harmless wildlife such as pheasants, musk deer or Himalayan Thar etc. You will get pleasant sleep since the muscles of your body require rest after a long and steeply walk. Overnight with clean and fresh oxygen.

The load of heavy delicious breakfast pushes your steps towards Dingboche by crosses the Imja River via a suspension bride. Along the way, the village of Pangboche is passed. Dingboche is called the “Summer Valley” of the Khumbu and contains a kilometer long wall built to protect the village’s crops from the cold winds that descends down the Imja Valley. Dingboche, as the name reflects, receives more sun too. Graceful views of Lhotse, the Ama Dablam and the Island Peak from Dingboche are quite amazing. It’s hard to stop the camera since the sceneries are amazing and dynamic step by step. Overnight in the lap of Dingboche.

Today is you day so do not worry for early wake up. Fold your quilt till the late morning because you are staying one more day in Dingboche for acclimatization. This is your golden chance to rest and relax your mussels before the last leg of your adventure! Explore the committees and the surroundings of Dingbochethat provides the exposer of Chhukung and Imja, the ladder which links with Island Peak, the high passes of AmphuLaptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. The Chukung valley provides the breathtaking and magnificent views of many high white mountains and Glacier Lakes. . Don’t miss the opportunity of capturing the smiles of Island Peak AmphuLapche, Lhotse Shar and Lhotse with your camera. Enjoy the sleep with piercing wind and silent environment.

Your beautiful morning begins with the full charge of energy and encouragement to climb up along the Khumbu Khola Valley and Khumbu Glacier. Trekking through the boulder-strewn slope takes you inChupkiLhara, a ridge from where you get beautiful views. You will be exposed with the memorials of a famous montaineers Scott Fischer and Babu ChiriSherpa which may inspire you to step ahead to conquire the dream of Everest Base Camp. From here the trail steps down to the Khumbu glacial moraine confrontingthe closer view of several gigantic white peaks, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and MahalangurHimal. Nuptse towers over your right as we cross the Khumbu Glacier and reach Lobuche, the last destination of today’s trek.

The trail today pushes your steps towardsThangma Riju for a 360 degree view of the mountains where you can catch very first glimpse of Kala Patthar before reaching Gorak Shep. After you reach GorakShepyou will proceed to Everest Base Camp which is your ultimate destination of your trek. You will get mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori today. Stay for few hours in the lap of Mt Everest and capture the views of surrounding of Base Camp. You can observe several colorful tents and the adventurous lovers waiting the best chance to ascent the top of Everest. Offer the prayer flags in the memory of your family and friends and step back towards Gorakshep for overnight.

Don’t be upset for not being able to view the face of Mt Everest from the base camp, our guide from Great Nepal treks are ever there to make you smile every time so the early provides you the opportunity to climb towards the head of Kala Patthar for a panoramic sunrise view and the glowing face of Mt Everest. This is the highlight of the trip and includes the classic view of the entire Everest Range and surrounding peaks including 4 of the world’s highest peaks all over 8000m. Be aware of keeping few spaces of your camera for other sceneries too. Though it is very hard for you to disconnect with the situation that you are enjoying, you need to head down towards Pheriche for overnight.

The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill. Moving downhill is bit tricky in comparison to climb up , you need to keep balance with your trekking poles. You will miss the beautiful moments that you spent a day ago till you reach Namche, the final destination for overnight today. 

After breakfast, you perform short stretchingand trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Overnight in the lap of beautiful Phakding Valley.

Hurray!You did it in reality! You have returned back to the starting point from where you started your amazing and memorable trekking. Since this will be the last night for you in the mountain, utilize your time with a grand celebration of success with your trekking crews. Share your better and bitter moments with the crew and make your heart and mind clean with happiness and joys. Though you feel very hard to get sleep missing the moments of mountains that you observed, it is your compulsion to sleep in the lap of Lukla to board the flight to Kathmandu early in the next morning.

‘’It is a popular saying that leave your foot prints and carry only the memories along with you.” A 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla ends the trekking part of the journey. You can celebration in the changing sights of the landscapes one last time while on the flight. After landing in the Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the Hotel.

Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to discuss about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal. The entire team of Great Nepal Treks wishes for your safe and happy departure.


  • Airport pickup & drop using private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu using three star category hotel in twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Accommodation in guesthouse during the trekking days with breakfast (Twin/Dormitory room)
  • Kathmandu city tour by private non A/c vehicle with English speaking guide
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit & TIMS card
  • Trekking equipment’s i.e. – down Jacket, sleeping bag (which needs to be returned after the trek)
  • Airfare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and office expenses


  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and trekking days, Meal (each items cost about $4 - $6 dollar (depending on place where you eat)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Lodge fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services and Personal trekking gear
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items, Wifi access fees in lodges while trekking
  • Monument Entrance fees on Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
  • Your travel insurance(mandatory) which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • Tipping for driver, guide and porter as per your satisfaction
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Any other items not mentioned on above Include section
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To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Although our guides carry first aid medical kit, it is better to carry a supply of first aid items for your own personal use according to your health conditions. Here are the list of some general as well as some special medications you may require:

  • Antiseptic cream (Betadine).
  • Sunblock SPF 30+.
  • Throat lozenges
  • Painkillers and anti-inflammatory such as Aspirin, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen etc.
  • Band-aids, bandage, compression bandage and 'Second Skin' for blisters.
  • Re-hydration salts. (Trioral, Electrobin, Oral Rehydrating Salt)
  • Dextrose glucose tablets.
  • Water treatment tablets.
  • Your prescription medications
  • Antibiotics for longer climbing and expedition style trips

You will be affected by high altitude problems if it is your fist trip at a high altitude.The altitude has some important beneficial effects on the human body and your trips have been designed to enable these. Please familiarize yourself with the information on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and understand how to avoid it and read on benefits of high altitude and take advantage of these to improve your body' metabolism.

Altitude sickness is the reaction of the body adjusting to decreasing amounts of oxygen. The high altitude slowly decreases the flow of oxygen means the higher you climb, the flow of oxygen is very thin resulting the malfunction of body. 
Altitude sickness most commonly occurs from above 2,800 meters (9,200ft) but this is different for everyone - there is simply no way of knowing your own susceptibility prior to being at altitude thus it is vital for you to monitor your own health. AMS occurs when the body is unable to adopt at the higher altitude having less amount of oxygen. At an altitude of 5490m (18000 ft.), the oxygen availability becomes just the half of the availability at sea level. While only a third of oxygen is available at the summit of Mt. Everest. Symptoms may be mild and subside/go away after a day's rest, or if it is ignored it could lead to death.

Symptoms can appear within 1-2 hours although most often appear 6-10 hours after ascent and generally subside in 1-2 days as the body adjusts to altitude. They may reappear as you continue to go higher. Symptoms of AMS usually occur gradually and can be one or a combination of the following:
•    Headache: Due to the less amount of oxygen in air, the blood influences the blood vessels to spread wide in order to supply more oxygen to the brain and which cause them to show the early symptom of AMS.
•    Dopiness: The trekkers or climbers feel very sleepy but could not. 
•    Shortness of breath: The breathing pattern changes as the breathing becomes faster and deeper than normal in order to get enough oxygen and rapid pulse
•    Loss of appetite and nausea: Despite of physical exercise, the trekkers don’t have an appetite to eat. They will feel as if they want to vomit.
•    Pins and Needles: Sensation of a limbs falling asleep.
•    Fatigue: Physical pressure while trekking the long hours followed by Insomnia shows the next symptom of AIMS which is fatigue.
•    Dizziness: A feeling of falling down, it is the early symptoms of AMS.
•    Malaise: Malaise is the feeling of being sick which is also one of the symptoms of AMS.
•    Swelling of hands, feet & face: Due to the accumulation of fluids, the tissues swell which is also one of the symptoms of AMS.

Symptoms associated with more severe Acute Mountain Sickness includes:
•    Cyanosis (alteration of skin color into bluish or purplish)
•    Chest tightness or congestion
•    Confusion
•    Coughing up blood
•    Decreased consciousness or withdrawal from social interaction
•    Grey or pale complexion
•    Inability to walk in a straight line, or to walk at all
•    Shortness of breath at rest
At high altitude, all people will experience some of the above symptoms in a mild form. If the body is unable to adjust to altitude these symptoms will persist and if they are left untreated, altitude sickness may progress to High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) or High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). Edema means simply fluid accumulation in your interstitial body tissues. Both HACE and HAPE can be fatal if ignored.


High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
If one accumulates of fluid in the lungs and mild fever then, there is a chance of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). The filling of fluid in the lungs is Pulmonary Edema. The fluid blocks the passage of fresh oxygen to get into the lungs which causes the shortage of oxygen. Though the exact reason for the HAPE has not been identified, scientists think that pressure of blood vessel around the lungs is directly proportional to the altitude. As a result the smaller blood vessels leak allowing the fluid to escape to the lungs. The treatment for the HAPE victims is to give the oxygen at the rate of 4 liters a minute, using Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC). In case of unavailability of PAC bag or oxygen, one is taken down to the low altitude which is the only way of life-saving. HAPE can also lead to unconsciousness which may also results to death in a short period of time.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HAPE (fluid in the lungs)?
•    Breathlessness
•    A dry cough, developing to a wet one with blood-tinged discharge or saliva
•    Tightness in the chest & blueness/darkness of face, lips & tongue
•    Low fever up to 38°C/100°F
•    Severe fatigue, progressing to coma

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
HACE is the accumulation of fluid in the brain due of the swollen blood vessels to the brain. HACE is also seen within a couple of hours and can send the patient to coma and take his/her life in just few hours likewise to HAPE. The excessive flow of blood to the brain due to the low-level oxygen causes vasodilation which eventually leads to leakage of blood vessels to the brain. A 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose to those who suffer from such sickness and then 4mg Diamox is given an every six hours gap. Similarly, 2-4 liters/minute oxygen is given and one is taken to down if it is necessary.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HACE (fluid in the brain)? 
•    Severe headache symptoms not relieved by painkillers or lying down
•    Confusion, disorientation & drowsiness
•    Nausea/vomiting
•    Loss of balance or coordination
•    Blurred or double vision/retinal hemorrhage

Certain medical conditions (such as respiratory disease) or medications (such as sleeping pills) can increase the risk of altitude sickness - it is important that you inform your guide of any medical conditions or medications before ascending to altitude. You can help your body to acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness by:
•    Avoiding alcohol, tobacco and substances that can interfere with good delivery of oxygen to the body or cause dehydration
•    Eating small, frequent meals high in carbohydrates
•    Drinking plenty of water – the test of sufficient amount of water intake is ability to urinate colorless urine
•    Taking it easy or have a rest. Walk at a slower pace than you would at sea level and avoid over-exertion
•    Climb the mountain gradually and stop for a day or two of rest for every 600m/2000ft above 2,400m/8000ft
•    Climb high but Sleep at a lower altitude if possible
•    Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness

Most travelers are able to successfully acclimatize by following the previously mentioned guidelines. However, there are instances where medical treatment is required. Ultimately, the best treatment for acute mountain sickness (AMS) is to descend to a lower altitude and rest. Early diagnosis is important. Acute mountain sickness is easier to treat in the early stages. The guide will monitor you all the time for symptoms and will pace you appropriately to minimize your exposure to AMS.

Cooperating with the guide and reporting if any of the above-described symptoms are seen allows your guide to undertaking appropriate and timely action to minimize your exposure to AMS.  Sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters) is also another method to minimize AMS. Following precautions can be done in order to get rid of AMS:
•    Don’t ascent up rapidly.
•    Never use alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking.
•    Drink more fluid 3-4 liters a day, clean boiled water / tea / coffee / soup / juice etc.
•    Climb high and sleep low.
•    Don’t go trekking alone, take guide/porter.
•    Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local people, guidebook.
•    Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
•    Never leave or descent sick person along.
•    Avoid getting cold.
•    Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if it is longer.
•    Sleep more than normal.

Your Guide will carry some medications in First Aid Kit and may suggest for medication such as Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, combination of them or specific AMS medication. Standard and effective medication for prevention of AMS is Acetazolamide (Diamox) and it may be given to help improve breathing and reduce mild symptoms. This drug can cause increased urination. Ensure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug.
With severe cases of AMS, our guide will contact our office in Kathmandu and arrange your evacuation by helicopter. Before we accept you on the trek we will require that you purchase health and travel insurance including helicopter rescue and hospitalization.

You never know when the unexpected situation comes and put you in hearse condition.  So such cases you will be rescued by Helicopter. You are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation. So, before coming to Nepal,please make your travel insurance. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform office about requirement of a helicopter. For evacuation, we require the name of the sick person and the exact location from where helicopter can airlift you. You should not leave the place after calling Helicopter for evacuation though you are feeling better than before.

On the trek, there is a facility of purchasing safe drinking water in teahouses.It is better if you carry the water purifying pills on your own. On camping trek, the water will be treated with Potassium permanganate or Iodine. On the trail, water from the streams is safe to drink, but better not to use it directly for drinking.

Security and a safe journey is our core objective of trekking. Our guide holds licenses issued by the Nepal Government and our staffs are local, honest, kind and genuine. But we also insist you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping trek’ please take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite and put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent when you feel sleepy. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on ‘Tea house arrangement, never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

Our company is not only governmentally recognize but also affiliated with several other national and international agencies related to tourism. Our Managing Director Mr. Surya Bahadur Ghimire has already performed Media and press coordinator role being the Executive Member for two years (2015-2017) in TAAN (TREKKING AGENCIES ASSOCIATION OF NEPAL), which is only an umbrella organization of all trekking agencies’ in Nepal. 

Why is Tipping essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the same percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly be invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.


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Trip highlights

  • The authentic view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar, the world’s highest Belvedere and other different snow-clad mountains
  • Scenic Himalayan Mountain flight from and to Lukla
  • Exploration of the Buddhist Traditions, Walls, Chortens & Old Stupa throughout the trip
  • Exposure to Legendary Sherpa villages & culture within Khumbu Region
  • Witness a cultural Kathmandu with UNESCO World Heritage Tour

Why with us?

  • Your Safety Come first.
  • Great Value of Money
  • Responsible Tourism
  • Social Responsibility
  • Tailor-Made Program
  • Financial protection

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