Classic Everest Base Camp trek 15 Days
Duration: 15 days
Trip level: moderate (info?)
Maximum altitude: 5554 m
Season: all year
This classic Everest Base camp trek is the original route towards the famous Everest Base Camp. Today, the largest group of trekkers flies directly to Lukla to start their adventure. But for many years, the EBC trek route began in Jiri. Due to bad road conditions to Jiri, we offer this classic route starting in Kari Khola. Starting from this little village in the Solukhumbu offers a number of benefits. You acclimatize considerably better, and the section to Lukla is a quiet trail. You will encounter fewer tourists, making it easier for you to make contact with the local Sherpa people.
The classic Everest Base camp trek begins with a jeep drive through the mountains to Paphlu and onwards to Khari Khola. On the first days, you walk through rhododendron and spruce forests. As you pass by through local villages, you encounter local life in the Khumbu. From day four you join the famous Everest trekking route starting from Lukla. A steady climb takes you to Namche Bazaar. The most important village in the region for the local Sherpa who lives here. A day hike to the famous Everest view hotel is a comfortable hike that will help in the acclimatization process. On top, the terrace of the hotel offers lovely views into the Khumbu valley with Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse lurking in the distance. The EBC trek continues to the Buddhist monasteries of Tengboche and Dingboche. Tengboche, locally known as Dawa Choling Gompa, has become a famous international monastery. Quite some Everest region climbers visit the monastery to receive blessings (Puja) for safe mountaineering. After Dingboche, you start to feel the altitude. So it is best to take your time, and slowly ascent towards Gorakshep. Along the trail, there are plenty of teahouses to take a break. Once you have arrived at the Everest Base Camp you are surrounded by the highest mountain peaks in the world. Also, the Khumbu icefall is impressive to look upon. You wake up early in Gorakshep to climb the easy peak of Kala Patar. Pumori mountain is impressively nearby. Kala Patar offers a great overall view of the Khumbu icefall and the mighty Mount Everest. As you track back, you will enjoy the mountain views you have missed on your way up. This classic Everest Base camp trek ends at the village of Lukla. A short flight will take you out of the mountains into the buzzing streets of Kathmandu.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Paphlu (2470 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 02 Drive to Khari Khola (2040 m – 2 hrs.) and trek to Bupsa (2350 m – 2 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Surkhe (2295 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 04 Trek to Phakding (2640 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 06 Resting day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Optional day hike to the Everest View hotel
Day 07 Trek to Thyangboche (3867 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Dingboche (4260 m – hrs.)
Day 09 Trek to Lobuche (4930 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 10 Trek to Gorakshep & Everest Base Camp (5364 m), return Gorakshep (5170 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 11 Trek to Kala Patar (5545 m) en Thukla (4620 m- 6.30 hrs.)
Day 12 Trek to Thyangboche (3867 m 5 hrs.)
Day 13 Trek to Monjo (2880 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 14 Trek to Lukla (2830 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 15 Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (0,5 hrs.)
During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price
We have noticed the ways of travelling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Drive Kathmandu to Paphlu & Khari Khola and flight Lukla to Kathmandu , and transfer from domestic airport to hotel
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return transport Kathmandu to Khumbu
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
-Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)