Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days

Trip Overview

Trek Package – Everest Base Camp 15 days is designed for anyone who is very fit and has
some trekking experience. The route to base camp is the same as the longer trek but with a faster pace
that requires one less day on the ascent to base camp and two fewer days on the descent.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. Depending upon your arrival time, you may spend your free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.

  • Day 02

    Trek preparations in Kathmandu

    Today we will be finalizing your trek preparations and permits. There will be a half day tour of World Heritage sites in Bhaktapur or Kathmandu, and time to shop for any last minute items you might need for the trek. In the evening you will enjoy a traditional Nepali welcome dinner and a trek briefing with your guide.

  • Day 03

    Kathmandu to Phakding

    Early morning you will be picked up by your guide to go to the Kathmandu airport, from where we will take the 35-minute flight to Lukla. At Lukla we will meet with our porters and head north to Chablung (2700m). Here we will cross the Tharo Kosi river on a local-style suspension bridge. Just past the bridge we can see the peak of Kusum Kangru (6367m), which is the most difficult of the so-called “trekking peaks”. Beyond the Tharo Kosi the trail climbs a bit towards Ghat (2590m), we will cross a ridge marked with painted mani stones and then cross a bridge over the Dudh Kosi river to our overnight lodge in Phakding (3 hours).

  • Day 04

    Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    From Phakding, we follow the valley of the Dudh Kosi river, staying on the west bank of the river. We climb steeply over a rocky ridge towards Benkar (2,710 m). All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia, and giant firs. In both the early In autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it a beautiful walk. We cross the Kyashar Khola river and climb out of the valley to Monjo (2840 m). Just beyond Monjo the trek enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, which was established in 1976 to protect a 1148 sq km area surrounding Mt. Everest. Beyond the national park entrance station, the trail makes a steep rocky descent and crosses the Dhud Kosi river on a 120-meter-long suspension bridge towards Jorsale (2830 m). After crossing this river a few times, we make a long, steep ascent up to Namche Bazaar (3420 m). Namche Bazaar is the main trading center in this region and features numerous shops, hotels, and restaurants. (6 hrs).

  • Day 05

    Acclimatisation in Namche Bazaar

    Acclimatization is important before proceeding higher. Today we will take a day hike through the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Shyangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will slowly ascend towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From Khunde we follow the trail eastwards to Khumjung, the largest village in Khumbu, at the foot of Khumbila, a sacred peak. After enjoying lunch here we will follow a steep switchbacking trail descending to Chhorkung (3,540 m). From here it is a quick descent back to Namche Bazaar (5 hrs).

  • Day 06

    Namche to Tengboche/Deboche

    Our route of today to Tengboche weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs, to the teashops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail from Khumjung just before a collection of Mani stones. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are excellent from this part of the trek. We pass the small settlement of Sanasa, from where the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3,250 m). From here the trail climbs steeply through forests and around mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on which the Tengboche monastery is located at 3870 meters. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the worlds most magnificent. Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Ama Dablan, Kantega, and Thamserku provide an inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. From Tengboche we end our day by descending for about 30 minutes through forests of birches, conifers and rhododendrons to the village of Deboche, where we will spend the night at an idyllic Sherpa lodge. (5hrs).

  • Day 07

    Deboche to Dingboche

    From here, the level trail passes many Mani walls in a deep rhododendron forest. The route climbs past some magnificently carved mani stones to Pyangboche (3860 m) after crossing the Imja Khola (river). This is the highest year-round settlement in the valley, and the Pangboche gompa is the oldest in Khumbu and contains relics that are said to be the skull of a yeti. Beyond Pangboche the route enters alpine meadows above the tree line, mostly consisting of scrub juniper and tundra. We will cross the Khumbu Khola river then head northwest toward the Chukkung Valley and arrive in Dingboche at the foot of the valley (4:30 hrs).

  • Day 08

    Acclimatisation day in Dingboche

    To help insure our proper acclimatization before ascending further up to EBC we will spend another day in Dingboche. A good way to spend the day is to hike up to the small summer settlement of Chhukung, where we can briefly experience higher altitudes at 4,730 m. From here we have tremendous views of Island Peak (6189m), the south face of Lothse, and the south-eastern face of Ama Dablam. After taking in the scenery here, we return to Dingboche for the night (4 hours).

  • Day 09

    Dingboche to Lobuche

    From Dingboche, the trail goes directly up a ridge overlooking the deep valley and the village of Periche. After a steep climb from Dulgha where we can stop for tea we reach the memorial area known as Chukpilhara, which was built in memory of six Sherpas who died in an avalanche during the 1970 Japanese ski expedition on Everest, From here the trail drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche, a summer settlement at 4,930 meters that has become a major trekking stop. The sunset Nuptse, seen from here, is a memorable sight. (5 hrs)

  • Day 10

    Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp

    The first section of today's trail follows the western side of the broad Khumbu valley and ascends gently through meadows besides the glacial moraine. The ascent becomes steeper and rougher as it crosses several side moraines. After rounding a bend in the trail, the conical peak of Pumori comes into view. On the lower slopes of this mountain a ridge extending to the south terminates in a small peak, known as Kala Pattar (5545 m), meaning "black rock." The trail then makes a short descent onto the sandy, flat expanse of Gorak Shep. From here we will continue to the current Everest base camp, which is about a 4 hours' return walk from Gorak Shep. We will return to this small settlement after our visit to the base camp (6 hours).

  • Day 11

    Gorak Shep to Periche

    We will start our day very early by climbing the Kala Pattar (5545m) for a spectacular dawn view of the classic Himalayan peaks. This is a steep ascent up the grassy slopes west of Gorak Shep. From Kala Pattar the entire Everest south face is visible as well as Lho La (the pass between Nepal and Tibet, also named the Western Cwm), Changtse (the northern peak of Everest), and most of the West Ridge route. We return to Gorak Shep and continue to descend to Lobuche and Periche which we trekked above on our way up to EBC. (6 hrs).

  • Day 12

    Periche to Namche

    The route from Periche desents the Imja valley, then crosses the Khumbu Khola on a wooden bridge and climbs to rejoin the upward trail at some stone huts. Following the trail downhill from here we will arrive in Tengboche for lunch (5 hours). From Tengboche we retrace our steps down to the Dudh Kosi River before ascending back up to Namche. (7 hrs)

  • Day 13

    Namche to Lukla

    Today we retrace our trail down toward Monjo and hike along the river before ascending up to the entry of the Sagarmatha National Park, where we will have our trekking documents checked. It’s a fairly long trek day, but mostly downhill and flat until a final one-hour moderate climb up to Lukla, where we will confirm our flight tickets for the next day and spend the night (5 hrs).

  • Day 14

    Lukla to Kathmandu

    The 35-minute flight from Lukla will bring us back to Kathmandu. Since the flight usually arrives in the morning, you should have plenty of free time for sightseeing or shopping in Kathmandu.

  • Day 15


    Transfer to the airport for your international departure flight or continue to your next destination in Nepal.

Whats Includes

  • International and domestic airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Three nights hotel accommodations in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur (with breakfast)
  • Licensed and trained trekking guides
  • Porters for carrying luggage and supplies
  • All accommodations (teahouse lodges) during trek
  • All meals with hot beverages whilst trekking
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking
  • Trek equipment including sleeping bag and down jacket
  • First aid supplies
  • Insurance equipment for staff
  • Coordination of Rescue service (costs covered by your insurance plan)
  • Guided tour of World Heritage sites in Kathmandu area
  • Traditional Nepali welcome dinner

Not Included

  • International airfares
  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Excess baggage charges more than 10kg and hand bag more than 5kg in domestic flights
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Airport departure tax
  • Rescue charge
  • Bottled drinks (cold and alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Lunches and dinners whilst not trekking
Total Cost in (USD) USD 1695
Total Price: USD 1695

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October to late December and end of February to May



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