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.Best Season
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hike from Dingboche to Lobuche.
Trek to Gorekshep
Hike to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorak Shep.
Hike from Lobuche to Kalapathar 5623 m (18,448 ft) for stunning views of Mt. Everest
Hike from Lobuche to Phortse
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.
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.
Early morning, you'll fly back to Kathmandu
You'll depart for airport
Standard Hotel / Tea House
$1540 per paxPrice Details
No. of pax Cost With Porter Cost without porter
1 pax USD 1960 USD 1780
2-6 pax USD 1680 USD 1530
7-10 pax USD 1540 USD 1430
• All airport and hotel transfers
• 03-night accommodation at Standard Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis (twin sharing)
• 1 full day sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu with a guide & entrance fee
• 13 days trekking with food and accommodation in Tea House on full board basis
• Everest National Park fee, Local tax and trekking permit (TIMS)
• Flight Ktm/Lukla/Ktm
• Excess baggage fee on domestic flight
• 1 English speaking Sherpa guide during the trek
• Assistant Sherpa helpers as per the group size
• Necessary porters for baggage (as per the group size)
• Daily wages, food, accommodation and insurance for Nepali staffs
• Lunch and dinner during Kathmandu stay
• International Airfare
• Rescue evacuation (in case of emergency)
• Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
• Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks/Mineral /Boiled water
• Nepal visa fee
• Tips for Nepali staffs
• Other personal nature expenses