Everest Base Camp 16 Days

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Everest Base Camp 16 Days


16 Days

Tour Type



Khumbu Region


 Duration: 16 days
 Trip Grade: Demanding
 Best Season: March to May, September to November
 Altitude: 5545m/18193ft
 Activity: Trekking & Hiking
 Group Size: 2-15

The Everest Base Camp Trek, spanning 16 days, is an exhilarating adventure that takes enthusiasts through the heart of the Khumbu region in Nepal. This iconic trek offers a unique blend of breathtaking landscapes, rich Sherpa culture, and the ultimate challenge of reaching the base camp of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. The journey begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, where trekkers commence their trek through picturesque villages, dense rhododendron forests, and across suspension bridges hanging over deep river gorges. Along the way, acclimatization stops in Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep ensure a safe ascent to Everest Base Camp. The trail not only provides awe-inspiring views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse but also includes highlights like the ancient Tengboche Monastery and the vantage point of Kala Patthar. The 16-day duration allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the local culture, interact with the resilient Sherpa community, and savor the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas, making it a truly unforgettable adventure.


Day 1: Arrival to Nepal

Day 2: Kathmandu Sight seeking and Trek Preparation

Day 3: Kathmandu to Phakdidng via Lukla

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazar

Day 5: Acclimatization

Day 6: Namche Bazar to Tingboche

Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche

Day 8: Acclatamization

Day 9: Dingboche to Duglha

Day 10: Duglha to Lobuche

Day 11: Lobuche - Gorak Shep -Everest Base Camp -Gorak Shep

Day 12: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar – Pheriche

Day 13: Pheriche – Namche bazar

Day14: Namche Bazar to Lukla

Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 16 Departure


Day 1

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, AAN representative will welcome us and provide transportation to our hotel; following check-in, we'll refresh and rest before enjoying a welcome dinner hosted by AAN in the evening, concluding with an overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Elevation: 1400m/4600 ft
Day 2

Exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites, our tour includes Durbar Square, providing insights into royal life; the revered Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site; Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple; and Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest stupas. At noon, we meet fellow participants and discuss our journey, concluding the day with an overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Elevation: 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 3

Embarking on an early morning flight to Lukla, the starting point for all Everest treks, we meet rest of our team and commence our trek. The trail leads us through Cheplung village, offering a glimpse of the sacred, unclimbed Mt. Khumbila, as we gradually descend to Phakding, where we spend the night.

Elevation: 2,800m/9,187ft
Distance: 8 Km
Hiking: 3-4 Hr
Day 4

Navigating through a pine forest, our journey takes us north along the Benkar valley trail, crossing Dudh Koshi River and traversing Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of Everest National Park. After crossing a suspension bridge, we pass through Jorsale village, walking alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Ascending a steep trail, we arrive at Namche Bazaar, the largest town in the Everest region, for an overnight stay.

Elevation: 3,438m/11,280ft
Distance: 11 Km
Hiking: 5-6 Hrs
Day 5

Exploring Namche Bazaar, the primary town in the Everest or Khumbu region, with its government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and vibrant market, we have the option to hike up to Sagarmatha National Park to witness the sunrise over the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and more. For those interested in a day hike, a trek to Khumjung village is available, where we can visit the Hillary School and a monastery that houses a yeti scalp. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Elevation: 3,438m/11,280ft
Day 6

The trek to Phunki Thanga is a leisurely stroll, and from there, we ascend towards Tengboche village, home to the renowned Tengboche Monastery, the largest in the Everest region, situated within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park. Blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku, the monastery opens at 3:00 pm. Arriving by this time allows us to witness a Buddhist religious ceremony. Overnight stay in Tengboche.

Elevation: 3,870m/12,697ft
Distance: 10 Km
Hiking: 5-6 Hrs
Day 7

Descending through lush forests of birch, conifer, and rhododendron trees, we revel in stunning views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Trekking downhill leads us to Debuche, where we cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. Continuing our journey through the Imja Valley and Lobuche River, we ascend to Dingboche, a picturesque village adorned with beautiful barley, potato, and buckwheat fields, complemented by grazing animals dotting the landscape.

Elevation: 4,360m/14,305ft
Distance: 9Km
Hiking: 5-6 Hrs
Day 8

Utilizing a day in Dingboche for acclimatization, we ascend a ridge behind the village, where we are treated to breathtaking views of six of the world's tallest peaks, including Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Additionally, the majestic Cholatse and Taboche peaks grace the scenery. To the northwest, more Himalayan peaks rise above the Khumbu Khola Valley, with Lobuche West, Lobuche East, and Lhotse standing prominently. Another vantage point on the ridge offers a picturesque view of the Imja Khola Valley and the charming Dingboche village. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Elevation: 4,360m/14,305ft
Day 9

The trek from Dinboche to Duglha is a short journey across a wide pass, offering a welcomed change from the straight path. The majestic Himalayas surround us at the beginning, and the valley narrows as we approach Dusa. Passing the 1953 Everest Expedition campsite, we catch sight of Mt. Pumori. Descending and curving, we say farewell to Mt. Pumori, cross a stream, and ascend to Duglha, a tiny village with a vast strand of prayer flags. After reaching Duglha, a 45-minute to an hour walk leads to the Memorial Shrine. Overnight stay in Duglha.

Elevation: 4,600m/15,093ft
Distance: 4Km
Hiking: 3-4 Hrs
Day 10

Ascending Chupki Lhara, the trail winds through boulder-strewn slopes, offering striking mountain views. The ridge top, adorned with prayer flags and stone memorials, honors climbers who lost their lives on Mt. Everest. Descending to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, panoramic views of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal unfold. Crossing the Khumbu Glacier reveals the presence of Mt. Nuptse. The day concludes with an overnight stay in Lobuche.

Elevation: 4,940m/16,208ft
Distance: 4Km
Hiking: 3-4 Hrs
Day 11

On this day, we navigate both ascents and descents along a glacier path, traversing rough terrains. Approaching the base camp, we marvel at the intricate melt patterns and admire the gracefully rounded ice towers on the upper Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp itself is breathtaking, offering stunning views of Nuptse, Khumbuste, Lingtren, and Pumori mountains. After immersing ourselves in the beauty, we backtrack towards Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

Elevation: 5,364m/17,599ft
Distance: 13Km
Hiking: 6-7 Hrs
Day 12

Early in the morning, we embark on a cold and dark journey to Kala Patthar. The trail is steep but manageable, and as we ascend, the silhouettes of Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains emerge in the predawn light. Reaching the summit, we're rewarded with an outstanding panoramic view, including the world's tallest mountain, Everest, and other formidable Himalayan peaks. After savoring the moment, we descend back to Gorak Shep, which is a relatively easier trek compared to the ascent.

Upon our return to Gorak Shep, we indulge in a well-deserved breakfast before descending to Pheriche, where we spend the night. Overnight stay in Pheriche.

Elevation: 5,545m/18,193ft
Distance: 16Km
Hiking: 7-8 Hrs
Day 13

Today's trek involves losing around 2,000 feet in elevation as we navigate a trail characterized by numerous ups and downs. Descending through hillsides adorned with rhododendron and juniper trees, we cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. The journey continues with a rapid descent through a pine forest, providing opportunities to spot mountain goats, pheasants, and other wildlife common to the area. The trail eventually reaches Sansa, offering picturesque views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse mountains. Winding paths through forests lead us to Namche Bazaar, where we conclude the day's trek. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Elevation: 3,438m/11,280ft
Distance: 20Km
Hiking: 6-7 Hrs
Day 14

Commencing our journey to Namche Bazaar, we navigate rocky terrain, primarily descending alongside the Dudh Koshi River. The trail includes crossing several suspension bridges, passing monasteries, and traversing villages before reaching Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, the remainder of the day is dedicated to rest, marking the conclusion of our mountain adventure. Overnight stay in Lukla.

Elevation: 2,800m/9,187ft
Distance: 19Km
Hiking: 6-7 Hrs
Day 15

Following our extensive mountain journey, we board an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, the day offers the option to rest or engage in souvenir shopping. For those interested in further exploration of Kathmandu, our guides are available to assist with both shopping and sightseeing. In the evening, a farewell dinner is planned to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Elevation: 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 16

Today marks the conclusion of our journey in Nepal. Our representative will transfer to the airport on time. If there's a desire to extend the stay in Nepal for additional adventure activities or explore neighboring countries such as Bhutan, India, or Tibet, AAN is ready to assist with all the necessary formalities. Safe travels and farewell to this Himalayan adventure.


1. Accommodation:

Accommodation in city as per booking on twin sharing basis.

3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu.

12 Nights comfortable and well-equipped lodges or tea houses along 

the trekking route.

2. Meals:

Meals on BB Plan in city area.

Full-board meals throughout the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner.

Local and international cuisine options to cater to various preferences.

3. Transportation:

International and Domestic Airport transfers

Domestic Tickets.

All necessary ground transportation during the trek.

4. Professional Guide and Porter:

Experienced and knowledgeable trekking guide.

Porter service for carrying trekking equipment, allowing travelers to focus on the journey.

5. Permits and Fees:

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.

Local Area Permit.

6. Safety Measures:

Comprehensive first aid kit and emergency medical evacuation Arrangements.

Experienced staff trained in altitude sickness prevention and response.

7. Cultural Experience:

Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring cultural and historical Landmarks.

Opportunities to interact with local communities and learn about their traditions.

8. Scenic Route:

Trekking through picturesque landscapes, including terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and traditional villages.

Panoramic views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama-Dablam, Makalu and Cho-Oyu

mountains with multiple snowcapped mountain ranges, Glaciers and Rivers

9. Flexible Itinerary:

Well-planned trekking itinerary with acclimatization days to ensure a safe 

and enjoyable experience.Flexibility to accommodate changes due to weather conditions or unexpected events.

10. Group Activities:

Group activities and bonding opportunities during the trek.

Group celebration upon reaching Everest Base Camp.



1. International Flights:

International Flight cost is not included in the package.

2. Personal Expenses:

Expenses such as additional meals, beverages, snacks, and personal items.Tips for guides and porters.

3. Travel Insurance:

Travelers are responsible for obtaining their own travel insurance covering 

medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events.

4. Nepal Visa:

The cost of obtaining a visa for Nepal is not included in the package.

5. Optional Activities:

Optional excursions or activities not specified in the itinerary.

6. Equipment Rental:

Rental costs for trekking gear, if needed, are not included.

7. Additional Accommodations:

Accommodations in Kathmandu before or after the scheduled itinerary are not included.

8. Charges for Extra Services:

Any additional services not mentioned in the itinerary may incur extra charges.

9. Medical Expenses:

Expenses related to pre-existing medical conditions and medications are not covered.

10. Natural Calamities:

Unforeseen events such as natural disasters, political unrest, or any circumstances beyond the tour operator's control.


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