Everest Base Camp- 20,305 ft

Trek at a glance
Trip Profile:
17 Days
2+2 Nights in Kathmandu
Trekking Days:
13 Days
Maximum Elevation:
5623 m (18,448 ft)
Best Months
March, April, May, September, October, November
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Everest base camp is a classic trek, is a pilgrim to one of the most sacred mountain destinations. We will fly in and out from Lukla at 3000m. Lukla is a small STOL (Short Take off & Landing) airfield close to our mountains. The flight from Lukla is “scenic” to say the least and probably one of the most spectacular flights in the world. During the spring climbing season trekkers may stay at our base camp facilities, during the Fall, Winter, and Summer periods trekkers will stay at Gorak Shep and make a day trip to Base Camp.

Our highly trained, skilled and experienced trekking guide will lead you throughout the trekking period. We will spend ample time acclimatizing to new altitudes for increased safety and comfort. High Altitude Dreams is proud of our experienced guides.


Day 1:
Kathmandu 1400 m (4600 ft)
Arrive in Kathmandu, where our representative will receive you. You will then check into a classic four-star hotel located in the popular Thamel district.
Day 2:
Kathmandu 1400 m (4600 ft)
While we wrap up last minute paperwork with the Nepali government, you have a casual day for shopping and sightseeing, visiting such palaces as, Durbar Square, Hindu temples and shrines, and Buddhist stupas - or you may choose to just relax at the hotel. A favorite destination is the Buddhist Monkey Temple, situated on a small hill that offers panoramic views of the city. Or, join the thousands of Hindus who venture to the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most famous Hindu temples in Nepal and the most famous Shiva temple in Asia.
Day 3:
Phakding 2610 m (8560 ft)
We fly on a twin-engine Otter to the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. The views from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the village of Lukla (9,350 feet) we'll meet the rest of our staff and porters and trek for about two and a half hours to Phakding.
Day 4:
Namche Bazaar 3440 m (11,286 ft)
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar the gateway to the Khumbu region.
Day 5:
Namche Bazaar 3440 m (11,286 ft)
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, rewards climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and in another, Sherpa high altitude climbers are presented.
Day 6:
Thyangboche 3867 m (12,687 ft)
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Thyangboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. If our group is lucky, we will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music.
Day 7:
Dingboche 4350 m (14,272 ft)
From Thyangboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.
Day 8:
Dingboche 4350 m (14,272 ft)
Rest day. There is the option of taking a light acclimatization hike up a nearby peak for a better view of the valley and surrounding mountains.
Day 9:
Lobuche 4930 m (16,175 ft)
Hike from Dingboche to Lobuche.
Day 10:
Gorak Shep - Kalapathar 5160 m (16,929 ft)
Hike from Lobuche to Kalapathar 5623 m (18,448 ft) for stunning views of Mt. Everest
Day 11:
Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp 5160 m (16,929 ft)
Hike to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorak Shep.
Day 12:
Pheriche 4240 m (13,911 ft)
Hike back down to Periche
Day 13:
Phortse 3800 m (12,467 ft)
Hike from Periche to Phortse
Day 14:
Namche Bazaar 3440 m (11,286 ft)
The downhill trek along the river allows for breathtaking photos of Ama Dablam that towers ominously above us, and the Southwest ridge comes into clear view. At Pangbouche, we say goodbye to the Ama Dablam climbers and wish them good luck. We then descend to Namche. If we are lucky, it will be market time in Namche. Regardless, there is always fabulous food to be found, including real espresso, yak steaks and chocolate cake with frosting! This market is where lowland porters bearing supplies meet the highland Sherpa and Tibetan people who have journeyed over high passes from many miles away to trade food and supplies for their home or village.
Day 15:
Lukla 2860 m (9283 ft)
Our last day on the trail, we hike from Namche to Lukla, crossing eleven suspension bridges and reentering the fertile valleys of the lower Dudh Kosi. We overnight in Lukla.
Day 16:
Kathmandu 1400 m (4600 ft)
The scenic morning flight back to Kathmandu gives us one last chance to say farewell to the mountains.
Day 17:
Kathmandu 1400 m (4600 ft)
The morning is open and provides a chance to get out early and watch the people of Kathmandu rise in prayer at Pashupatinath along the banks of the holy river Bagmati with burning ghats similar to the Ganges in India. You may wish to visit the Buddhist temple of Swayambhunath or explore the temples in the city of Patan just south of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 18:
Depart Kathmandu
In this day, our representative will come to pick up from Hotel and drop you off to the Tribhuvan Internationla Airport for your final departure.

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