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Everest Base Camp Trek – 17 days

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Trip Duration Trip Duration
17 Days
Group Size Group Size
Min 1 + People
Maximum Altitude Max. Altitude
Trip Difficulty Difficulty
Activities Activities
  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing
Best Season Best Season
  • Sep – Dec
  • Mar – May
Calendar Accommodation
  • 4 Nights Hotel
  • 12 Nights Lodge
Calendar Meals
  • 16 Breakfast
  • 13 Breakfast
  • 14 Dinner
US$ 1,470 See Group Size Discount
  • Private trip departures everyday
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Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek – 17 days

  • Everest Base Camp Trek offers a wonderful view of Mt Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Lhotse, etc. from Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp.
  • Breathtaking view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru from Phakding Village in Dudh Koshi valley.
  • Walking along the beautiful Dudh Koshi River and crossing it at the famous Hillary suspension bridge.
  • Walking through Khumbu Ice Glacier, the highest altitude glacier in the world.
  • Exploring the famous Namche Bazar.
  • Enjoy the warm and generous hospitality of the local Sherpa people.

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Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek – 17 days

Everest Base Camp Trek is the King of all trekking in Nepal. Mount Everest Base Camp is the highlight of the Everest Base Camp 16-day trek. The base camp of Everest is at an altitude of 5,365 m. The itinerary of the trek is longer compared to an Everest Base Camp trek and an even shorter 12-day trek to the base camp of Mount Everest. This Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is designed to allow a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley at the start of the trek and enough acclimatization opportunities.

The Everest Base Camp 16 Days Trek takes you to the Khumbu Valley. The Khumbu valley–where most of the trek takes place–is home to the wonderful Sherpa people. Sherpas from these communities are all Buddhists. There are many monasteries in the Everest region like Pangboche, Tengboche, and Dingboche. Most of Everest Base Camp Trekking takes place along the banks of the Dudh Koshi river.

You will spot many species of endangered plants and animals during the trek. Impeyan Pheasant (Danfe), Snow Pigeon, Mountain Goats, Yak, and Snow Leopard are among the animals and birds encountered on the way. Rhododendron, Magnolia, and Giant Firs form a majority of vegetation. The forests are dense green with temperate vegetation in the lower belt of the Everest Region. The middle belt possesses alpine vegetation and final stages of the Everest Base Camp Trek are characterized by Tundra vegetation.

The Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. We first walk to Namche Bazaar from Lukla. Namche Bazaar is also known as the gateway to Everest. We will part ways with trekkers on the Everest High Pass Trek and Gokyo Lake Trek from Namche.

The settlement is sparse as we head north from Namche. Ancient monasteries like Tengboche and Dingboche lie on our road to Everest Base Camp. The most thrilling part of the Everest Base Camp trek is the walk along the Khumbu glacier just before reaching the base camp of Everest. Khumbu is one of the largest glaciers on the planet. Kala Patthar, meaning black rock, is at a higher altitude (5,545 m) than Everest and provides a stunning view of the nearby mountain peaks.

Route summary: Kathmandu – Lukla – Namche Bazaar – Tengboche – Everest Base Camp – Kalapatthar – Namche – Lukla – Kathmandu.

Best Season: September to December and March to May.


Short/Detail Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek – 17 days

Day Mode Route Itinerary Elev.(m) Duration Overnight Included
01 Flight Arrival Kathmandu - Hotel 1,300 ---- Hotel Dinner
02 Sightseeing world heritage sightseeing tour 1,300 ---- Hotel Breakfast
03 Flight/trek Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding 2,860/2,610 3/4 hrs Lodge Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
04 Trek Phakding - Namche Bazar 3,440 6/7 hrs Lodge Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
05 Day hike Everest View Hotel - Namche 3,962 4/5 hrs Lodge Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
06 Trek Namche Bazar - Tengboche 3,860 5/6 hrs Lodge Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
07 Trek Tengboche - Pagboche - Dingboche 4,400 5/6 hrs Lodge Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
08 Hike/rest Hike - Nagarjun hill - Dingboche 5,000/4400 4/5 hrs Lodge Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
09 Trek Dingboche - Thukla - Lobuche 4,940 5/6 hrs Lodge Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
10 Trek Lobuche - Everest B C - Gorakshep 5,364/5,180 8/9 hrs Lodge Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
11 Hike/trek Kalapatther - Gorakshep - Pheriche 5,545/4,350 7/8 hrs Lodge Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
12 Trek Pheriche - Phortse Village 3,950 6/7 hrs Lodge Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
13 Trek Phortse - Namche - Monju 2,835 7/8 hrs Lodge Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
14 Trek Monju - Phakding - Lukla 2660 4/5 hrs Lodge Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
15 Trek Flight - Kathmandu 1,300 30 m Hotel Breakfast
16 ----- Kathmandu - Free day 1,300 ----- Hotel Breakfast
17 Flight Kathmandu - Own Country ---- ---- ---- Breakfast

Detail Itinerary


What's included
  • Pickup and drop service for Airport Arrival by private car and driver.
  • Twin Sharing Accommodation in Hotel New Thamel Park (3 star category hotel)  with complementary breakfast include in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu with Guide, driver and Include entrance fees
  • Two way flight between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • All domestic airfare taxes.
  • pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance fees
  • Trek permit TIMS ( Trekkers Security) include
  • Sagarmatha National park entry permit during trekking
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea and coffee in Cup)
  • Seasonal fruits following supper.
  • Trekking accommodation Guesthouse during the trek (day 3 to day 14)
  • English speaking, first aid trained and highly experienced guides with their salary, accommodation, meal, transportation and insurance paid for.
  • Assistant guide we provide above 6 people group and his expense
  • One porter for every two trekkers with every cost of the porter and insurance-covered by the company.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag to use ,after trekking return to company
  • Free Ambition Himalaya T-Shirts
  • Comprehensive First Aid kit with guide
  • Water Purification drops
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]
  • Pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before the trek
  • Worst case rescue and medical evacuation arrangements
What is excluded
  • International airfare and visa processing fees.
  • Cost of travel not mentioned in itinerary, emergency evacuation and insurance.
  • Personal nature expenses (bars and beverage bills, dessert, hot shower, hot or drinking water, telephone, internet, laundry, tidbits etc.)
  • Extra Tea – Coffee
  • Wi-Fi and cost of other device charging.
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control (Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek
  • Meals in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns and late departures)
  • Services not mentioned in ‘Services Includes’ section (Please ask us if you are confused about any services)
  • Tips or gratitude for guide and porters

Important Note:

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the journey begins, is normally trustworthy, but if the weather is poor, all flights for the day will be delayed or canceled. We will try to get you on a hired helicopter (depends on your interest )if the flight is cancelled, but you will be liable for the additional fees, which can range from $300 to $600 or more depending on the number of passengers on the Helicopter.

Some itineraries include an extra day in the trek as a buffer in case of delays, while others do not. However, because flights can sometimes be delayed for many days, we recommend that you add a couple of extra days to the end of your trip in case of any delays. Extra days should always be added at the conclusion of the journey rather than the beginning.

Special Information for Lukla Flight

Some of the Peak travel Season The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal may run flights from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to  Ramechhap Airport in an effort to relieve congestion at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. In this circumstance, any affected departures you will have to get up early on Day 01 drive to the 135 kilometers (about 4-5-hours) from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport, and also return.Transfers in a private vehicle will be provided at no additional cost. We will provide you with the most up-to-date information about flights.


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