Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival

Day 02: City tour or a free day to explore and shop

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar

Day 05: Rest and acclimatization

Day 06: Namche Bazar to Tengboche

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche

Day 08: Rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar, descend to Gorakshep-Pheriche

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Day 13: Namche Bazar to Lukla

Day 14: fly back to Kathmandu

Day 15: Rest Day/Shopping (farewell dinner)

Day 16: Final Departure

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Detailed 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival

  • Altitude: 1345 meters

  • Accommodation: Kathmandu three star hotels
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
  • Highlights: sightseeing tour, explore the cultural and natural heritage listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites.

Welcome to the Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and also the "city of the temple" with discovering colorful temples and grand pagoda. After landing at the International airport Nepal Hiking Trek representative will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day you can explore the Kathmandu city. You can also do the shopping and buy your necessary things during the trekking in the Thamel or near the city. In the evening, our guide will give you a brief about the trekking like when to starts, what to do and many more.

Day 02: City tour or a free day to explore and shop

On the second day of your trek, you will explore the Kathmandu city, enjoy the sightseeing tour to the major heritage listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites like Hind temple Pashupatinath, Krishna Mandir, Buddhist stupa Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and the city old palace complex like Kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar square and many other heritage.

You can also explore in the street of the Thamel, buy the necessary gear and other personal requirement things before heading to the trek because in the trekking trial you can cost very high charge compared to the city. Be prepared mentally and physically, take complete rest in this day to run your trek smoothly and make the complete success of the trek.

Day 03: Short flight to Lukla and hike to Phakding

  • Altitude: Lukla (2840 meters) and Phakding (2610 meters)
  • Trekking hours: 3-4 hours
  • Highlights: adventure and scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Accommodation: Basic teahouse/lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner

On the third day, after the early breakfast, you'll begin a breath-taking mountain flight from Kathmandu-Lukla. Lukla is a small beautiful village where you can enjoy the magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains.

After enjoying the short mountain flight to the Lukla we start our adventure walk against the blooming rhododendron and bamboo forest to the Phakding.

You can visit the local monasteries, enjoy the unique culture, tradition, and religion of the local people in the Phakding.  Rest of the time make sure to take complete rest and be prepared for the further hike.

In this village, you will be provided with a wide range of the teahouse and lodge. You choose any one you like.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar

  • Altitude: 3440 meters
  • Trekking hours: about 5-6 hour per day
  • Explore the Namche bazar- the gateway and also the main trading center of the Khumbu region.
  • Accommodation: Basic/standard teahouse and lodge
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
  • On the third day, you'll head to the Namche Bazar

On the third day, you'll head to the Namche bazar crossing the beautiful pine forest, following the track of Dudh Koshi river and also you will cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge which is named after Sir Edmund Hillary.

Walking the into the Sagarmatha National Park, you can see some rare wild species like Red Panda, snowy leopard, Himalayan Thar and many more. We can also enjoy the views of the Mt Everest from this village. You can enjoy the gorgeous first vies of the Mt Everest by staying at the Everest View hotel, a luxurious hotel in the highest altitude of the world if you choose for.

Day 05: rest and Acclimatization day at the Namche Bazaar

  • Altitude: 3440 meters
  • Trekking hours: 5-6 hour
  • Highlight: heart touching views of the world highest mountain Mt Everest, Khumjung village
  • Accommodation: Basic teahouses
  • Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

On the fourth day, we will rest in the Namche Bazaar. But actually, there is no rest at all. You will explore the village, about their culture, religion, tradition and also you need to follow the small advice:" hike high and sleep low" and walk slow and steady it means you have to hike in the higher altitude and sleep at the lower altitude.

In this day you will hike to the Khumjung village which is 300 meters high then the Namche Bazar. You will visit the school, some monasteries, explore in the village, known about the remote works and lifestyle and descend down and spend the night at the Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Namche Bazar to Tengboche

  • Altitude: 3860 meters
  • Trekking hours: around 4-5 hours
  • Highlight: Tengboche monasteries- the largest monasteries of the Khumbu region
  • Accommodation: Basic teahouse/lodge
  • Meal: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

On the fifth day, with the chirming sounds of the birds, crossing the beautiful rhododendron and bamboo forest, walk through the narrow paved way, enjoying the awesome views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Thamserku and other surrounding peaks we head to the Tengboche village. Tengboche village is very famous for the largest monasteries of the Khumbu region, you can visit these monasteries are get the blessing. Here in this village, you can see many trekkers and climber going to trek for receiving the blessing before climbing the summit of the Everest Base Camp.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche

  • Altitude: 4360 meters
  • Trekking hours: 4-5 hours
  • Highlight: heart touching views of Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, Mt Taboche and few other surrounding peaks.
  • Accommodation: Basic teahouse
  • Meal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

On the sixth day, you will continue the walk through the blooms rhododendron, alpine and bamboo forest, crossing the several charming villages on the trial, explore the village get the opportunity to be more familiar with the local culture, religion, tradition and remote lifestyle. Passing by the Khumbila Khola valley you will ascend down the ridgeline where you can enjoy the beautiful views of Mt Taboche, Mt Nuptse and many others.

After a while following the route, you'll reach the Dingboche, where you can see the landscapes started to change, enjoy that scenery, explore in the village. Overnight at the Dingboche village.

Day 08: Acclimatization day at the Dingboche

  • Accommodation: basic teahouse
  • Meal: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Highlights: explore the Dingboche village, enjoy the mountain scenery from the place.

On the eighth days, is our acclimatization days at the Dingboche village and you'll trek up a steep mountain, the trail is quite steep and rocky but at every moment the vistas become more spectacular. You can view the gorgeous views of Mt Ama Dablam and other mountain peaks with the prayer flags at the viewpoint. If you wish and weather and time favor you can also hike in the top hills for the clear and the beautiful views of these snow-capped peaks.

After enjoying the views descend back to Dingboche, if you have extra time you can rest or explore the charming village and overnight at the Dingboche.

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche

  • Altitude: 4950 meters
  • Accommodation: basic teahouse
  • Meal: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Trekking hours: 4-5 hours
  • Highlights: magnificent views of the world iconic mountains

On the ninth days, you'll head to Lobuche from the Dingboche village through the dense rhododendron alpine and bamboo forest, following the track of the rivers, waterfalls. During the walk, you'll pass the high boulders displaced by the glacier. You will feel little difficult while climbing the hill but don't worry, keep calm and walk slow and steady.

At the top of the hills, you can see the gorgeous views of the snow-capped peaks and also you can see the body of the climber who lost their lives while climbing to the summit of Mt Everest. You will spend some time, enjoy the beautiful scenery. After climbing for some time you will reach to the Loboche village. Explore the village and spend the night at the Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep

  • Altitude: Gorakshep(5170 meters), Everest Base Camp(5300 meters)
  • Trekking hours: around 4-5 hours
  • Accommodation: basic teahouse
  • Meal: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Highlight: Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp, Khumbu glacier

Finally, this is the most beautiful day of your whole journey as you'll climb to the Everest Base Camp. On the 10th day, after the early breakfast, you'll move towards Gorakshep. On the trial to Gorakshep, you can enjoy the view of the Khumbu glacier, as you come near to the Gorakshep, the trail becomes rough as walk over the large rocks up and down.

As you reach near to the Gorakshep, take rest and move ahead to Everest Base Camp. Slow and steady is the key to preventing the altitude sickness in the high altitude. Slowly you will reach to the top of Khumbu glacier and you can view Khumbu icefall from there.

After a few hours walk, you will reach at Everest Base Camp (5300 meters). You are in the base of the world highest mountain-Mt Everest and other surrounding peaks, capture some beautiful moment and descend back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapather, descend to Periche

  • Altitude: Periche( 4270 meters) and Kalapther(5555meters)
  • Trekking hours: 5-6 hours
  • Accommodation: Basic teahouse
  • Meal: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Highlight: Kalapther-the attractive vantage point of the Khumbu region.

On the Eleventh day, you'll hike to the attractive point of the trek, Kalapather. It is real that the summit of Mt Everest is not seen from Everest Base Camp, the view of the summit is blocked by Mt Nuptse so Kalapther is considered the attractive point to enjoy the beautiful view of the summit. You can view the incredible view of Mt Everest, Mt Khumbuste, Mt Changtse, Lhotse, Mt Nuptse. And walk to the Periche and overnight at Periche.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar

  • Altitude: 3440 meters
  • Trekking hours: 5-6 hours
  • Highlights: exploring the Sherpa village, Namche Bazaar
  • Accommodation: Basic teahouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the twelfth day, you will be processed to descend back to Namche Bazar, slow and steady you'll head down the massive hill, you'll hike with gentle up and down, again you will cross the suspension bridge, pass the small village, after a few hikes you will reach to the Namche bazar-the capital and gateway of the Khumbu region. Explore the village rest time and overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

  • Altitude: 2840 meters
  • Trekking hours: 5-6 hours
  • Accommodation: Basic teahouse/lodge
  • Meal: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

On the thirteenth days, early in the morning, you'll trek back and it's your last day adventure like in the Khumbu region.  Trekking following the Dudh Koshi river, you'll arrive at the Phakding, have some rest and trek back to Lukla.

Here you will explore, enjoy the local and traditional cuisine, enjoy the local culture, tradition, and hospitality. This will be your final day at Khumbu region, enjoy for the beautiful complete of your trek and prepare for a flight to Kathmandu.

Day 14: fly back to Kathmandu

  • Highlight: experience the scenic and adventurous mountain flight, Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu three-star hotel
  • Meal: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner

On the fourteenth days, you'll be back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Once again you can enjoy the mountain flight, beautiful scenery during the flight. You can finally view the snow-capped mountain. After arriving at the Kathmandu enjoy for the great success of your trek, enjoy the shopping, hang out with your friends or roam around the street of the Thamel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 15: rest day, shopping/farewell

On the fifteenth days, you can enjoy this day by enjoying the shopping around the city, explore the Kathmandu city, you can also da massage or spa in the Thamel to blow your tiredness during the adventure trek to Khumbu region. At the evening, Nepal Hiking Trek will host the farewell dinner for the grand success of the trek, here you can also enjoy the cultural dance. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final Departure

With a final goodbye, Nepal Hiking Trek Representative will drop you at the international airport. With the hope, you'll surely make many adventure trek with us and don't forget to share you Everest Base Camp trek experience with your loved one.

Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary 16 days 

Trip facts

  • Trek grade: moderate
  • Trekking region: Everest region
  • Trekking Destination: Everest base camp
  • Trekking duration: 16 days
  • Trek starts and ending points: Kathmandu Valley
  • Starting Altitude: 1340 meters
  • Highest altitude: 5545 meters, Kalapather

The 16 days Everest base camp trek itinerary is designed by starting from the Kathmandu valley, the capital of Nepal, your respective agency guide will pick up from the airport and drop you at your hotel, you will have the leisure time on your first day and from the next their you will enjoy the sightseeing and city tour around the Kathmandu valley, you will explore the cultural heritage present in the valley including the Hindus temple: Pashupatinath, Chaungunarayan temple, Buddhist stupa including Swayambhunath, Boudhnath and city old palace including Kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and explore the Thamel street in your leisure time.

On the third day, you will enjoy the adventure activities like mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu which is the scenic mountain flight usually takes 35 minutes and provides the beautiful views of the mountains, cross the evergreen forest with blooms rhododendron and forest, after the lunch you will walk to the Pakding, during your adventure following the trial you will cross much beautiful rest spot village with their own unique features like Namche Bazaar- the capital of the Sherpa community and famous spot to enjoy the shopping of the local's goods, their arts and explore the cultural program and the festival makes your day in Namche Bazaar very memorable, with the morning a glimpse of the suns over the snow peaks you will also cross the Tengboche and Dingboche village. Tengboche village is very popular dues to the presence of the oldest and the biggest monasteries of the Khumbu region, with the beautiful views of the mountain you can also enjoy the morning and evening chanting by the monks and also you can see the monks still preserving their culture, reading the holy books and so on and Dingboche provides you with the closest views of the snow-capped mountains.

Everest base camp 16-day trek takes you to the lap of the world highest mountain Mt Everest, Khumbu glacier, and other gorgeous snow-capped peaks including Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many other surrounding peaks. You will encounter the Sherpa village, enjoy the culture, tradition, explore their lifestyle, hospitality, ancient and oddest monasteries of the village, enjoy the morning chanting of the monks, you will also, enter the Sagarmatha national park –inhabitants of the many wildlife creatures and many rare animals including, leopard, red panda, snow-leopards and a few others. Everest base camp trek will also provide you with the golden opportunity to embarks the journey that Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set up. Walk through the suspension bridge is more adventure while following the route to the Everest base camp.

In certain periods of the time, you can enjoy the base camp, view the highest mountain, enjoy the Himalayan nature

The 16-days Everest base camp trek the itinerary is designed for those trekkers who are good in the health and average in physical fitness. The distance covered by the daily itinerary, the daily altitude gain, accommodation, and rest spots are properly included in the itinerary for the easy and fully enjoy of the Everest base camp trek.

Normally Everest base camp trek requires 16 days to complete but its also depend on you, if you want to experience more the adventure then you can both extend or short you itinerary package or you can trek Everest Cho La pass trek for enjoying the long route and more adventure. Everest base camp 16 days itinerary includes the arrival in the Kathmandu valley, acclimatization in the Namche Bazaar, back to Kathmandu valley and departure. If you want to customize the given itinerary you make do this hurriedly otherwise the given itinerary is beautifully prepared to enjoy every step of your walks and every moment.

Major Highlights of 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • Explore Kathmandu city, the capital of Nepal and also famously known as the "City of the Temples".
  • The scenic and adventure mountain flight to Lukla.
  • Explore the Nache Bazaar-the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region, Nepal
  • The ancient and beautiful monasteries with the prayer flags, mani walls, and prayer wheels offer you the spiritual experience.
  • Visit the Sagarmatha National parks and view the rare wildlife like Red panda, Snow-leopard, Himalayan Thar and also Musk deer, Himalayan Monal and few others.
  • Explore the Tengboche monasteries-the oldest and the largest monasteries of the Khumbu region.
  • Hike the Kalapather-the attractive and the voltage point to enjoy the fantastic views of the highest mountains with their summits which is usually blocked from the Base camp by Mt Nuptse.
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp-the base camp of the world highest mountain, Mt Everest.
  • Get a close insight into the Sherpa culture and tradition, familiar with their warm hospitality and their kindness and be familiar with their bravery and high mountain knowledge.

Best of 16-days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Reasonable price

16-Day Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary has the reasonable as it is neither too expensive nor too cheap. This itinerary normally include all you a general requirement like accommodation, food and so on, you will be also provided with the familiar guide and porter for your helping, reach to the lap of the world highest mountain within short periods of time and with low price, you can enjoy every moment of your walk within 16 days relatively at a reasonable price.

Flexible itinerary trek

16-day Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is very flexible then the other popular and off-beaten trek, you can exclude the day taken while resting in the Namche Bazar, flight to Lukla and flight to Kathmandu and other extra days you will spend during the trek by excluding or doing quickly can shorter you trek itinerary but if you want to enjoy this all place with peace and slow you can again add some extra day and enjoy your trek.

Tengboche Monasteries

Tengboche is one of the most famous monasteries of the Khumbu the region, Nepal because of its unrivaled backdrops views of Mt Ama Dablam. This monasteries are leading the famous Buddhist center in the Khumbu region and offer the beautiful scenery of the mountains scenery who stay in this village, also, offer the beautiful chanting of the monks.

The attractive parts of this monasteries are that every October, Tengboche monastery hos colorful Mani Festival which is celebrated with the religious ritual, cultural dances, and other beautiful activities. Visitors are always welcome to enjoy the festival and explore the monasteries. Many trekkers make the Everest base camp trek in October to enjoy this festival, explore the village, monasteries, enjoy the morning and evening chanting of the mani and also you can be familiar with the remote lifestyle, their unique arts, culture, and tradition.

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is the attractive and popular rest spot of the Everest base camp trek. Namche Bazaar is the gateway of the Everest region and capital of the Sherpa community. This valley is also a famous trade center of the Khumbu region. You will find the wide ranges of lodge and teahouse in this valley with a variety of accommodation and food services facilities, with the fantastic views of the mountains including Mt Everest, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Makalu, you can also enjoy the shopping of the local handicrafts goods at reasonable prices.

You can explore the Sherpa community, familiar with their lifestyle, warm hospitality, religions, cultural programs, and many other rituals activities, you can also explore any monasteries, gompa and other many temples and stupa present in this valley. You can also enjoy the sunshine and sunset views of the highest mountains.

Kalapather

Kalapather with the altitude of 5545 meters, is one of the attractive places of the Everest Base Camp which offers you the views of the beautiful snow-capped mountains. The altitude of the Kalapather is the maximum altitude you will experience while trekking Everest Base Camp trek. It also offers the summit views of Mt Everest, Mt Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Mt Makalu which is blocked by the Nuptse from the base camp. with the fresh and beautiful environment, you can enjoy the sunshine views over these mountains.

Base Camp

Everest base camp is the most attractive and popular base camp in the world as well as in Nepal, which is at the lap of the world highest mountain Mt Everest, crossing the many popular villages, green hills with dense forest, crossing the many monasteries and gompas you will finally reach to Base the camp which offers you the views of Mt Everest, Kalapather, Mt Nuptse, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Makalu, Lhotse and other surrounding peaks, with the fresh atmosphere and mountain environment you will enjoy the beautiful views of these snow-capped mountains.

It is a little difficult to view the summit of the world highest mountain Mt Everest from its base camp because it is blocked by Mt Nuptse so it is best to hike Kalapather to view the summit of the highest mountains.

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park also one of the attractive places of 16-days Everest Base Camp Trek, it lies in the Himalayas in the eastern of Nepal that is dominated by Mt Everest. It covered an area about 443 sq mi in the Solukhumbu district and ranges from 2840 meters to 8848 meters at the summit of the Mt Everest. This national parks extended up to the international border of Tibet in the north, in the east, it extends up to Maklu national parks and also extend up to Dudh Koshi rivers is the inhabitants of the many wildlife animals like monkey, tigers, leopards, deer, bear, and rare wildlife animals like Himalayan Thar, snowy Leopard, musk deer and birds including Himalayan monal.

Things to be considered for 16-days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Food and Accommodation

Kathmandu valley will provide you with the wide ranges of the accommodations facilities from a five-star hotel to the normal guest house with the wide ranges of the menu service. You can enjoy enjoying the luxury accommodation with the facilities of the attached bathroom, Ac, Tv, sofa and many more, you will not experience any kinds of accommodation difficulties while staying in the Kathmandu valley

Following your daily Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, Lukla will also provide you with with the wide ranges of the accommodation services including attached bathrooms with hot and cold showers, comfortable beds and also provides you with many menus services, you will find with ranges of hotel and lodge which suits with your budget. Buts as you increase the altitude you will find the limits teahouse and lodge, the prices of the goods also increase, you may not get the wide ranges of the hotel and teahouse above the Namche Bazaar. You may have to share your rooms with your friends, you may not get the services like a hot shower, wifi and other communication services, may not available attached bathroom but while in the Namche bazaar you will get the wide ranges of teahouse and lodge with many services. So you may have to face some difficulties in the high altitude related to the accommodation and food while trekking in the peak season like March to June and September-December so in these season advance book is very beneficial and makes your trek smooth and beautiful.

But is you trek 16-days Everest Base Camp in other seasons like December - February, and July-August you will get some discount on your accommodation and other services, the trial will also be less crowded so you can enjoy the fresh environment with peace, you can experience the comfortable accommodation services in the high altitude.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is also known as mountain sickness. Altitude sickness is a group of symptom that can strike if you walk or climb in the high altitude too quickly.

The major symptoms of altitude sickness are:

You might have:

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue and loss of energy
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Problems with sleep

Preventative measures of altitude sickness are:

Drink at least 4 to 5 liters of water per day.

If possible, starts walking from low altitude to high altitudes instead of driving or flying. If you must drive or fly to an altitude above the 10,000feets, stay at your first stop for one day before going to the high altitude.

  • Always move to a lower altitude if you found the symptoms of the altitude sickness
  • Avoid tobacco, alcohol and other drugs and sleeping pills while trekking.
  • While at the high altitude, eat only a balanced diet which includes more than 70% carbohydrates.

Get the information about the early sign and symptoms of the altitude sickness and take the action to prevent it from getting worse.

16 days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is beautifully designed, you may not get more problems with the altitude sickness because of this itinerary includes the proper rest and acclimatization in the higher altitude, you only need to walk 4-5 hours a day, and walking slowly to the higher altitude from a lower altitude, you can enjoy every walk of your trek with joy and peace can explore every place in the trek including the famous village and valley, monasteries, experience the walk through the Himalayan flora and fauna, crossing the dense forest, enjoy the fabulous views of the highest the mountain makes your day more beautiful and memorable with Nepal Hiking Trek.

 Have a safe journey.

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